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botanical name:
Capsicum annuum 'Prairie Fire'
Capsicum annuum 'Prairie Fire' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Chilli Pepper 'Prairie Fire'
synonyms:  Capsicum annuum 'Atomic'
family:  Solanaceae
characteristics: annual/biennial
height: 0.30m
width: 0.30m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: red
stem/bark: green
main season: Summer
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
edible symbol edible
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: 0°C
USDA zone: 8 to 11
description:
Compact, dwarf bushy annual or short lived perennial. Masses of small tapering fruits, green ripening through creamy yellow to red. Medium hot flavour. Very decorative.

cultivation:
Best in reasonably fertile, moist, well drained soil and a sunny warm location. Tolerant of most soil types. Thrives best in warm climates or can be grown under glass.


propagation:
From seed.

usage:
Edible vegetable and also ornamental. Very good for containers. The fruits can be used when green or red.

other notes:
Bred by Ron Goebel, 2000

RHS AGM

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