Black Cobra Pepper,Capsicum annuum, HOT
Black Cobra Pepper Seeds,Capsicum annuum,Extremely Hot Heirloom Pepper from India, Use fresh or dried.
Black Cobra Pepper
Black Cobra chili peppers belong to the large Capsicum family.
Capsicum annuum, or the Black Cobra pepper, is also known as goatâs weed pepper. Black Cobra peppers grow to a height of about 3 to 5 feet and produce a large number of small, white blooms that yield long, slender fruit about 3 inches long. The fruits grow straight from the end of the plant stalks and are black for several weeks before turning red at maturity. Their flavor is very hot. The number of fruit and their color make this pepper an attractive ornamental as well as an edible. They can be grown in a range of Sunset's Climate Zones, including 4 through 24.
sprout chili seeds by soaking them overnight in warm water in an insulated container. Sow two seeds each into peat starter pots and keep them in a warm area until they sprout and have four leaves each. Fertilize weekly with one-fourth-strength chili plant food. Seedlings are ready to transplant four to six weeks after they sprout.
Mix 3 parts potting soil with 1 part sand. Fill a large container with drainage holes in the bottom with the soil. It is important that the Black Cobra pepper has good drainage. Leaving the root ball intact, transplant one Black Cobra pepper seedling into the pot and pack the soil firmly around it. The Black Cobra chili pepper matures in 90 to 100 day
Place the container in a sunny, warm area indoors such as a sun room or greenhouse. Give the Black Cobra chili full sun. Keep the daytime temperature between 68 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit for the growing season. Keep nighttime temperatures under 75 degrees Fahrenheit. In summer, you can move the container outdoors as long as you bring them inside at night for the first week.
Water the Black Cobra chili often enough to keep the soil moist but not wet.
Insert a garden stake into the soil next to the Black Cobra chili pepper plant without damaging the roots. Tie the main stem of the plant loosely to the stake to lend it support.
Fertilize the plant with a specialty chili plant food mixed and applied according to label directions. Do not overfertilize.
Shake the Black Cobra plant gently when it is in flower to help it self-pollinate.
Allow the fruit to turn from black to red before harvesting it.
Keep the container inside during the winter. Maintain a temperature of not less than 50 degrees Fahrenheit. The plant will experience some dieback, but it is perennial and should reinvigorate itself the next spring.
Growing Hot Peppers in Containers
Peppers can be grown all year long in containers. It is suitable for apartment dwellers and gardeners who live in cool regions where the number of growing days are limited. Many pepper enthusiast grow peppers in pots so they can have fresh peppers all year long. Itâs best to use 5 gallon containers so the roots do not get too over-crowded
Requires fertile soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply much and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant.
Water well with soaker hoses during dry and hot spells.
Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Apply Miracle Gro every two weeks.
Harvest hot peppers when they are fully mature using a garden scissor so you don't damage the plant. Pick peppers as they mature to encourage new buds to form.