Chilli Guero (Yellow Wax Pepper) MILD




Growing Chilli Güero, also known as Yellow Wax Pepper, is a delightful endeavor as these peppers are not only flavorful but also add a pop of color to your garden and dishes. Here’s a guide to help you grow them successfully:

  1. Climate and Location: Chilli Güero plants thrive in warm weather and plenty of sunlight. Plant them in a location that receives full sun for at least 6-8 hours a day. Ensure the soil temperature is consistently above 70°F (21°C) for optimal growth.
  2. Soil Preparation: Use well-draining soil rich in organic matter. Güero peppers prefer slightly acidic to neutral soil with a pH level between 6.0 and 7.0. Amend the soil with compost, peat moss, or well-rotted manure to improve fertility and drainage.
  3. Planting: Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost date in your area. Plant the seeds in seed-starting trays or small pots filled with seed-starting mix. Plant the seeds ¼ to ½ inch deep and keep the soil consistently moist until germination, which typically takes 7-14 days. Transplant seedlings outdoors after the danger of frost has passed and the soil has warmed up. Space the plants about 18-24 inches apart to allow for proper air circulation.
  4. Watering: Keep the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged. Water the plants deeply once or twice a week, depending on weather conditions. Güero peppers prefer consistent moisture but are sensitive to overwatering. Water at the base of the plants to avoid wetting the foliage, which can lead to fungal diseases.
  5. Fertilization: Fertilize the plants with a balanced fertilizer or one formulated for peppers. Apply a balanced fertilizer at planting time and then side-dress with compost or a low-nitrogen fertilizer during the growing season. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for application rates.
  6. Support: While not always necessary, providing support for Güero pepper plants can help prevent the heavy fruit from weighing down the branches. Consider using small stakes or cages to support the plants as they grow.
  7. Pruning: Güero pepper plants generally do not require extensive pruning. However, you can pinch off any small shoots that develop in the leaf axils to encourage bushier growth and higher yields.
  8. Harvesting: Güero peppers typically mature in 60-80 days after transplanting. Harvest the peppers when they reach their full size and have turned a bright yellow color. Use sharp scissors or pruning shears to cut the peppers from the plant, leaving a short stem attached.

By following these tips, you can successfully grow Chilli Güero peppers and enjoy a bountiful harvest of flavorful and vibrant yellow peppers. They are perfect for pickling, frying, or adding a mild heat to various dishes.


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