Ornamental Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Prairie Fire'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: annuum (AN-yoo-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Prairie Fire
Additional cultivar information:(aka Atomic)
Hybridized by Ron Goebel
Registered or introduced: 2000
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Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):

Unknown - Tell us

Fruit Shape:

Unknown - Tell us

Fruit Size:

Small (under 2" in length)

Fruit Color:

Yellow changing to red

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Usage:

Ornamental (not recommended for eating)

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Days to Maturity:

Mid (69-80 days)

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Aug 4, 2007, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Received the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), 2006 Award of Garden Merit.

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On Nov 8, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A miniature hot pepper which matures from yellow to orange to red.