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Seeds Fire Away™ 'Hot and Heavy' Hot Pepper (Capsicum)

  • heat tolerant
CHOOSE Size Size Guide
Full Sun
Height16 - 24 In
Spread12- 18 In
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Hot and Heavy is a hot and spicy pepper, but not so hot you'll need to call the fire department. Glossy foliage minimizes water loss and contributes to low water needs for this plant. It works well in landscapes and containers and may need trellising to maintain the upright habit.

Fruit sets and matures quickly once ripe fruit begins to present. Fruit transitions from green to orange to red, with multiple colors represented on the plant at the same time. It can be harvested when they begin to show good color and are fully ripe when solid red. Grow in 12-18" containers for best results. Fertilize weekly with Proven Winners Water Soluble Plant Food.

  • 16-24" tall & 12-18" wide at maturity
  • Annual except in zones 10-11
  • Plant in full sun (6+ hours daily)

Starting Seeds: Sow seeds indoors 1/4" deep 8 weeks before your local frost-free date. Transplant outdoors after risk of frost 12-24" apart. You can expect fruit within 75-85 days after transplant.


Average Last Frost Date

Start Seeds Indoors


May 1-16

March 6-21


April 24 – May 12

February 27-January 15


April 7-30

February 10-March 5


April 1-21

February 4-24


March 22 – April 3

January 25-February 6


March 13-28

January 16-31

Packet contains 15 seeds 

Store seeds in a cool, dry area until ready for use.

Due to USPS shipping delays, it may take 2+ weeks for seeds to arrive.


    • Heat Tolerant


    • Hardiness Zones: 10 11
    • Height: 16 - 24 In
    • Spread: 12- 18 In
    • Habit: Upright
    • Foliage Color: Green
    • Bloom Time: Planting To Hard Frost
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      Arrived promptly

      I stratified seeds outdoors. Too soon to tell how they’re doing.

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