Pepper Full Moon & Vesuvius - Renee's Garden Seeds
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True Thai Chiles
- Colored-coded seeds
- Flavorful medium and fiery spicy-hot
- Authentic Thai Chiles
Red seed = Red Vesuvius
Undyed seed = Orange Full Moon
|Sow Seeds Indoors||Days to Germinate||Transplant Outdoors in Full Sun||Mature Height||Transplant to Harvest|
|Feb.-March||10 - 21 days||April-June||2.5-3 ft.||Approx. 85 days|
In early spring, start indoors about 2 months before night temperatures stay reliably above 50-55F (10-13C). Sow seeds 1/4 in. deep and 1 in. apart in a container of seed starting mix. Keep moist but not soggy and very warm 80-85F (27-30C). Provide a strong light source until seedlings are ready to plant outside. When seedlings are 2 in. tall, transplant into deeper individual containers. Maintain at 70-75F (21-24C). Feed with half strength fertilizer every week until weather is warm enough to gradually acclimate seedlings to outdoor conditions. Transplant 2 ft. apart into rich soil in full sun.
Chiles need warm conditions. Don't transplant outdoors until night temperatures stay securely above 55F (13C). Prepare soil well with aged manure or compost. Plant only robust seedlings with well-developed roots. Mulch plants to maintain even soil moisture. Keep well weeded, watered and fertilized.
HARVEST AND USE
Harvest when chiles have a high gloss and are fully ripened to orange for the medium-hot Full Moon and red for Vesuvius. To dry for year-round use, cut whole branches of chiles or harvest individually and string from the stem end. Hang in a warm, airy location. Use in all Thai and Asian stir-fries, sauces, salsas and marinades or dry and chop for spicy chile flakes to sprinkle on pizza.