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Hot Ornamental Pepper ‘Calico’ Seeds

Calico’s black and red cone-like pods are beautiful, but it’s the foliage that really steals the scene here.

Availability: In stock

$2.95
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Details

Calico’s black and red cone-like pods are beautiful, but it’s the foliage that really steals the scene here. The green leaves of the Calico pepper plant are peppered throughout with patches of purple and cream, providing a real dramatic backdrop for the solid colored fruits. They are real beauties, yet they bite with some force – reaching near Thai pepper level heat. A lovely ornamental variety. Suitable for container gardening, pots, patios, and small gardens. Excellent choice for home gardens. Origin: Mexico. Non-Isolated.

SHU: 50,000 - 70,000

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm, Renegade Acres, in Howell, MI!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Capsicum annuum
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 10 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 15 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/4 in.
When to Sow Indoors 8-10 weeks before last spring frost
Growing Height 12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
Plant Spacing 15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger N/A
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH Requirements 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic), 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Days to Harvest 90-100
Propagation Methods From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Heat (Scoville Heat Units) 50,000-99,999 SHU
Pepper Color Purple changing to red
Pepper Shape Tapered
Pepper Size Small (under 2in. in length)
Pepper Usage Drying, Fresh (salsa, salads), Pickling
Seeds Per Pack 10