A super-hot pepper, the 007 Pot Red is another variation of the 7 Pots. This pepper grows with many bumps and produces a tail, irregular in shape. The taste is fruity, almost floral, but has serious heat. This pepper is a hybrid of Trinidad 7 Pot andNaga Morich. The 7 Pot varieties are named for the ability to spice up 7 pots of stew with one pod.
Species: Capsicum Chinense
Heat Level: 800,000 - 1,268,250 Scoville Heat Units
Keep the seeds moist (but not soaked) through the germination phase. They germinate best above 65 degrees (ideal temperature is 75 to 85 degrees).
When seedlings start emerging, it's time to start transplanting! Begin transplanting pepper plant seedlings after the last spring frost in your area. We prefer to transplant our peppers into containers and raised beds before the hardening off process.
Make a hole in the soil about twice the size of the root ball, place the plant into the soil, and cover the root ball with soil. Plant each plant 18-24 inches apart in a sunny, well-drained spot. Make sure to water them immediately so they don't die! They require at least 6-8 hours of sunlight each day.
Start the hardening process a couple of weeks before you plant your seedlings out into the ground. Place your seedlings outside for an hour and move your plants back indoors. Lengthen the hardening off time for 1-3 weeks.
Mix the fertilizer into the soil at planting and add more fertilizer during the growing season. Spread mulch (or chopped leaves, straws) around the plants to keep soil and moist. Support each pepper plant with a stake or small tomato cage to support the weight of the pepper plant once it starts producing pods.
After examining peppers to make sure they are ripe, harvest peppers with clippers by cutting the stem close to the plant, and you now have peppers! You may eat them immediately (after they’re rinsed) or store them.