Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Capsicum annuum, Large Red Cherry, Red Cherry Pepper

Common Name: Red Cherry Pepper

Family: Solanaceae

Genus: Capsicum

Species: annuum

Cultivar or Variety: Large Red Cherry

Characteristics of Plant
While, this seemingly innocent pepper that resembles giant cherry tomatoes in size and color, don't be fooled. produces lots of large rounded pods, be careful. Don't be fooled.

They pods which are about 1 and 1/2" to 2" in size, turning from green to red. pack a wallop of heat. They range from 2.500 to 5,000 on the Scoville Scale.

They can be pickled, tossed into salads, or grilled. They are cute stuffed too, but be sure to warn your guests of the heat factor before serving.

Germination Tips: Start pepper seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost in yoru area.

Life Cycle

Zone Hardiness up to
Zone 3
Zone 4
Zone 5
Zone 6
Zone 7
Zone 8
Zone 9

Endangered Species


When to Sow Seed
Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring

Germination Temperature
70-80 F

Seed Sowing Depth

Seed Needs Light to Germinate

Days to Germination
10-14 days

Sun Exposure
Full Sun

Plant Height
2 - 4 feet

Plant Form

Nutritional Needs


Reproduces By
Stem Fragments

Potential Hazzards or Invasiveness

Cutting Flower

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