Latin name: Capsicum annuum
🌱 Days to Sprout: 7-14
✂️ Thin to: 1 plant per yCube
🍅 Days to Maturity: 80-95
💡 Light Zone: Maximum
📏 Plant Size: 1 ft
💚 Care Level: Advanced
The Burrito Pepper is a hybrid variety selected for its flavor and compact plant size. Hybrid plants are grown by cross-pollinating different varieties, resulting in an array of unique shapes, sizes, colors, and flavors.
This compact pepper won’t take up much space on your Gardyn and yields mildly hot peppers that are less spicy than a jalapeno. Burrito Peppers measure about 3,000-6,000 SHU (Scoville Heat Units) on the Scoville Scale. This easy-to-grow variety produces 4-inch, conical fruits that ripen from a lime green to bright red color.
Burrito Peppers’ mild heat makes them perfect for snacking or adding to salads, sandwiches, and yes - burritos! They are also great for adding to sauces and slow cooking.
Care & Harvest
💡Temperature: Prefers warmer temperatures (70-85°F).
🐝 Pollination: Peppers require pollination. Flowers develop 4-6 weeks after sprouting. Remove the first set of flower buds that grow to encourage root and foliage development. When the next flowers appear, hand-pollinate them by gently shaking the entire plant, or gently disturb the inside of blossoms with your finger or a small brush.
Support: Use a Plant Belt to support the plant and fruit as they mature.
✂️ Pruning: These peppers need minimal pruning. Snip away yellow or brown leaves if they appear, and trim branches to ensure the plant stays within the Gardyn’s light. Check the roots monthly and trim any that are brown or extending past the yPod.
🔎 Plant Health: Gardyn peppers are prolific producers, even if they show signs of Edema, a harmless disorder. Aphids are a common pest, but you can use our prevention and treatment tricks to keep pests at bay!
🌶 Harvest: Harvest peppers at any color once they are firm and about 4 inches long. Cut each pepper at its individual stem.
Our Plant Health & Nutrition Team thoroughly tests each variety we offer to bring you the most flavorful and high-quality plants. We regularly rotate our plant portfolio, so please note, availability varies.