Very tender - plant about two weeks after the expected date of last frost.
Acidity (pH) Tolerance
6.8 to 5.5 pH
Salinity (Ec) Tolerance
Add nitrogen fertilizer when planting. Over-fertilization causes excess foliage and delays fruit ripening. Put 3 to 4 tablespoons of fertilizer (16, 16, 8) into a hole about 2 to 3 inches deeper than the plant root and about 4 inches to the side of the tomato plant when transplanting. No other fertilization is generally needed.
Water frequently for a week or two after transplanting, gradually diminishing and increasing depth of penetration.
After that, thoroughly soak soil about once a week. Do not sprinkle late in the day. Mulch soil around plants with plastic or mulch to maintain uniform moisture levels.
Plant Development and Care
Fruit set is determined by temperature. Peppers set fruit between nighttime temperatures of 60° F and 75° F. Daytime temperatures that reach above 95° F will abort blossoms. Hot, dry winds intensify these problems.
Germination Time (Days)
25 days at 59° F 13 days at 68° F 8days at 77° F to 90° F 9 days at 95° F or higher