Chilli-Pepper Santa Fe Grande Seeds (2022)

Santa Fe Grande is one of the famous varieties of chili peppers that is also known as Yellow Hot Chili Pepper and Guero Chili Pepper. This medium-sized pepper with a conical shape is about 2 inches long and ripens from pale yellow and orange to red. Santa Fe Grande peppers are not as hot as jalapeno peppers, the flavor is mild to moderate but can be somewhat hot and easily tolerated. They are mildly sweet in taste and are suitable for making pickles. These peppers grow upright and usually produce 20-50 chili peppers. Growing chile Santa Fe Grande at home is very easy and like other chili varieties, it is very interesting and experimental to grow chili that can be picked at any time. Buy the best Quality Chilli-Pepper Santa Fe Grande Seeds Online at the best price in India from www.organicbazar.netwith a Good Germination rate.

About this item

  • Number of Chilli Santa Fe Grande Seeds: 30 Seeds
  • Where to grow: Balcony or terrace garden
  • Sowing season: Throughout the year (The best time is January to February)
  • Mode of sowing: Sow the seeds 0.5 cm deep in a seedling tray or Container or Pots. Transplant in 25 to 30 days
  • Germination Time: 6 to 10 days from sowing
  • Germination temperature: 18-22°C
  • Harvesting: 70 to 80 days of transplanting
  • Plant vigor: Strong plant with short internodes

What Size Grow Bag is Best For Chilli?

  • 12 x 12 Inch (W*H)
  • 15 x 12 Inch (W*H)
  • 15 x 15 Inch (W*H)

Santa Fe Grande Pepper Growing Season In India

This variety of chili pepper can be sown in any season (throughout the year) but thrive in warm and humid conditions. The best month for growing Santa Fe Grande Pepper is January to February, May to June, and September to October.

How To Grow Santa Fe Grande Pepper Plants

Choose the best quality of Santa Fe Grande Pepper seeds for better results. Generally, chili seeds are sown in a seedling tray and then transplanted after the seeds germinate, transplant is necessary because it allows the plant to grow freely. Select a seedling tray or small pot up to 3 inches deep and for transplanting you need at least 12 inches deep pot or grow bags. Sown the chilli seeds in a warm climate and the best temperature for seeds germination is 18-30˚C. Give proper sunlight to your chilli plant and the soil should be moist. Direct sun for more than 8 hours could cause the leaves to scorch and dry out.

Chilli-Pepper Santa Fe Grande Seeds Sowing Method

Start sowing chili Santa Fe Grande seeds in a seedling tray is the best idea because it provides the most favorable environment. Select a seedling tray or small size pots up to 3 inches deep. Fill the seedling tray with a growing medium and spread the chili-pepper Santa Fe Grande seeds on it, then cover a thin layer of soil above the seeds. Give light water or sprinkle some water through a water sprayer. Keep the seedling tray in a location where it receives medium and bright indirect sunlight and keep the soil moist. Santa Fe Grande Pepper seeds will germinate within 6-10 days (depending on growing conditions).

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Transplanting Peppers Seedling Into Big Pots

After germination of Santa Fe Grande pepper seeds, when seedlings are 4-6 inches in height at a time transplant them into individual pots and plant only 1-2 saplings per pot. Choose a big pot or grow bag about 12 inches deep (or more than) with well drainage holes then fill the soil in pots with any organic fertilizer like vermicompost,cow manure, etc. Select the healthiest plant and then transplant them carefully without disturbing their root. Keep the pot in a sunny location where the chilli plant gets proper sunlight and gives water whenever you feel that the soil becomes dry.

How To Fertilize Santa Fe Grande Pepper Plants

  • To grow pepper plants faster, give nutrient-rich fertilizer when the chili plant starts flowering, as nutrients help the plants to produce more chilies.
  • Feed your plants with organic fertilizers likevermicompost, or other homemade compost at regular intervals or every 20-25 days.

Chilli Plant Care Tips

Water –Santa Fe Grande Pepper does not require too much water as compared to other plants, give water when the top layer of soil becomes dry but keep the soil moist not soggy.

Soil – Use well-drained and fertile soil for the best result for chili plants with 6.5-7.0 ph.

Sunlight –Pepper plants need at least 5-6 hours of direct sunlight.

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Temperature –Chilli plants grow best in the air temperature range from 20 to 35˚C (70-95˚F)

Common Pests and diseases – Aphids, cutworms, flea beetles, root-knot nematodes, and many more are found in chili plants. Powdery mildew and bacterial leaf spot are some diseases that affect the whole chilies plant. To control these pests use Neem oil in your chili plants and use amino acids through sprays may be avoiding the injection of disease in chilli plants.

Santa Fe Grande Pepper Flowering Time

Within 2 months from transplanting, Santa Fe Grande Pepper plant starts flowering and the fruit should be visible within 5-10 days after pollination. Chilli is generally a self-pollinating plant there is no need for insects or wind to pollinate. But sometimes, the stamen of the male flower develops and is not touching the pistil of the female flower or is not pollinated this will lead to a sterile flower. Giving your plant a gentle shake from time to time will help to solve the problem.

Harvesting Santa Fe Grande Peppers

  • You can harvest Santa Fe Grande Pepper after 70 to 80 days of transplanting.
  • Santa Fe Grande Pepper starts maturing from pale yellow color to bright orange, and to red about 75 days after transplanting.
  • Cut the chilli with a sharp scissor and leave about an inch of the stem.

Santa Fe Grande Pepper Special Features

  • Common name – Yellow Hot Chili Pepper and Guero Chili Pepper
  • Scientific name – Capsicum annuum
  • Flower color – White
  • Height – About 2 feet
  • Level of growing – Easy


Why is my chilli plant not flowering?

Chilli will not flower (or fruit), generally caused by the temperature that is either too hot or too cold. Make sure that your chilli plant receives at least 6 hours of full sunlight for the fruit set.

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Why does my chilli plant flower die but not fruits?

A chilli with no fruits may be the result of incorrect temperature and lacks pollination, or another reason for not producing fruits will be root rot which is caused by a deficiency of calcium in the soil or a night temperature is more than 23˚C.

Why do chilli plant leaves turn yellow?

The most common reason for yellow leaves on chilli plants is either under watering or lack of nutrients in the soil. Give proper water to chillies plant, keep the soil moist and apply nutrients to the soil.

Why are my chilli plants dying?

Improper watering practices like under watering or over watering is the main reason for chilli plant dying. Chilli plants cannot survive without water but too much water also kill the plants.

How do grow chilli plants faster?

Chilli plants give the best result when growing in moist and nitrogen-rich soil.

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Why are my chilli seeds not germinating?

Chili seeds will not germinate because of improper growing conditions like not getting enough sunlight, sowing seeds too deep in the soil, overwatering, or under-watering.

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Item Weight 18mg
Net Quantity30N
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How many chillies do you get from a seed? ›

How many chilies will each plant produce? You will likely find a range of 15 to 25 per plant. This depends also on how you treat them in terms of watering, fertilizing and general care.

How do you grow Santa Fe Grande peppers? ›

Sowing: Start Santa Fe Grande hot pepper seeds indoors in peat pots about 8 weeks before the last expected spring frost. Sow them 1/4" deep and keep the soil at 80-85 degrees F until germination; provide sunlight or a grow light for 12-16 hours a day.

How big do Santa Fe Grande pepper plants get? ›

A pretty chile, Santa Fe Grande pepper (also known as Guero) matures from yellow to orange-red with mild heat and slight sweetness. It works well either cooked or fresh for salads, salsas, and other dishes based on chile peppers. Plants grow about 2 feet tall and are resistant to tobacco mosaic virus.

How long do chillies take to grow from seed? ›

Some can produce ripe fruit in 60 days from sowing and others take as long as 120 days. Remember that varieties such as Habaneros take 100 or more days (3 1/2 months) from potting on to reach maturity.

How much does a chili pepper plant yield? ›

A large pepper plant will produce 3-4 lbs. of chiles during a growing season. As the peppers mature cut them off the branches so the plant will continue to flower and produce more peppers.

How many seeds do you need to grow peppers? ›

Sow four to five seeds per pot, ensuring they are well spaced and not too close to the edge, to give seedlings adequate room to grow.

How long does it take for Santa Fe peppers to grow? ›

The peppers start as a pale yellow color before maturing to a bright orange or to a fiery red about 75 days after transplanting. They are somewhat sweet to the taste and great for pickling. Santa Fe Grande is of the Capsicum annuum family, produced in the southwest.

What is the fastest growing pepper plant? ›

Of all the super hot peppers, two of our fastest growing is the Yellow Carolina Reaper and the original Red Carolina Reaper. These super hot peppers both matures starting around 90 days with the right conditions, which is faster than other super hots which can typically range from 100-120+ days to produce ripe pods.

How many pepper plants can you plant in a square foot? ›

How many pepper plants per square foot? For both bell and jalapeño peppers, the general rule is to plant one seed per square foot. These plants tend to spread as they grow, so you want them to have enough space.

How do you know when to pick a Santa Fe Grande pepper? ›

Harvesting Santa Fe Grande Peppers

Once your Santa Fe Grande Pepper plants have flowered, they will soon begin producing small, 3 to 4 inch fruits. The peppers can be harvested successfully at any stage in growth, from yellow, orange and red. Simply pick the peppers, leaving the stem attached.

How long will an ornamental pepper plant live? ›

These include Bell Peppers, sweet/Italian Peppers, Serrano, Cayenne, Paprika, Hatch Chile Peppers, ornamental peppers like the gorgeous NuMex Twilight pepper, and all of the fast growing Jalapeños. These pepper plants can live between 1.5-3 years.

How often should I water chilli seeds? ›

One of the most important aspects of growing chilli pepper plants is getting the watering right, they are very thirsty plants. During hot periods, especially if grown inside a greenhouse, you will need to water regularly, usually twice a day. As dry compost will lead to a check in their growth.

Can I just plant chilli seeds? ›

Here's how to grow your own chillies from seed: Start your seeds off indoors - they need plenty of warmth to germinate. Fill a seed tray or some 10cm pots with moist seed compost and flatten down. Sow a few seeds on top and cover with a fine sprinkling of vermiculite or compost.

Which month is best for chilli plants? ›

Chilli can be cultivated as Kharif and Rabi crop. Additionally it can be planted at anytime. Sowing months for Kharif crop are May to June while for Rabi crops they are September to October. And if you plant them as summer crops then January and February are good.

How many peppers should I plant for a family of 4? ›

Planting a vegetable garden for a family
Crop (number of plants per ft. of row)Number of plants per person
Melon (1 plant/6 ft. of row)1-2 plants
Onion (4 sets/ft. of row)12-20 sets
Peas (6 plants/ft. of row)15-20 plants
Pepper (1 plant/ft. of row)3-5 plants
15 more rows
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How many pepper seeds do you plant per hole? ›

How many pepper seeds per hole? When using new or fresh pepper seeds, you can plant one per hole. If you're using old seeds that have a low viability rate, then plant 2-3 per hole. If more than one germinates, thin out the weakest once they have 2-3 sets of true leaves.

Whats the best fertilizer for peppers? ›

While the best pepper plant fertilizer depends on soil condition and the gardener's preference, the top performer is Pepper & Herb Fertilizer 11-11-40 Plus Micro Nutrients. This fertilizer is formulated to provide a balanced ratio of nutrients essential for pepper plants.

Can I plant 3 pepper plants together? ›

Planting Peppers Close Together

It is fine to plant sweet and hot peppers close together, even intermingled in a raised bed or in the same row in your garden. If you are growing peppers in containers, you do not need to move the sweet and hot peppers apart.

Can you plant multiple pepper seeds together? ›


Peppers will grow well just by themselves, but they're more productive if you plant two of them together. I started these peppers separately in jiffy pots, then grouped them together when it was time to move them to bigger pots.

How many peppers can I plant in a container? ›

How many Pepper Plants per Container? We usually plant one pepper plant in each 5 gallon pot, but if you have larger pots you can plant 2-3 peppers depending on the size of the container. It also depends on the variety, some peppers are smaller in size than others.

How often should pepper plants be fertilized? ›

Most fertilizers are administered weekly or bi-weekly. Do not over-fertilize and expect good things to happen – pepper plants require a steady intake of nutrients, not an abundance of nutrients all at one time. Some fertilizers are meant to be worked into the soil before transplanting.

Do peppers need full sun? ›

Peppers need at least six to eight hours of full sun during the growing season. Ideally, soil should be well drained and contain high organic matter. However, peppers can thrive in moderately fertile soil.

How many hours does a pepper plant need? ›

Plant them 18 to 24 inches apart in a sunny, well-drained spot. Pepper plants need at least 6-8 hours of sunlight per day. Mix compost or other organic matter into the soil when planting. Water immediately after planting, then regularly throughout the season.

How many times should I water my peppers? ›

We recommend watering after the soil has dried somewhat. During the longest hottest days of summer, that may be every day. During cooler weather and during spring and fall you may only need to water them every 2-3 days. The best bet is to feel the top layer of soil to see if it's moist, if it is, wait before watering.

What make peppers grow bigger? ›

Peppers are a tropical plant, and so without heat or sunlight they will grow slowly. Temperatures in the mid 20s and at least 8 hours of direct sun are necessary for good growth. Improper watering is also a common cause of slow growing peppers, and either too much or too little water can stunt their growth.

How do you grow peppers from seed quickly? ›

Remember, to germinate pepper seeds quickly, keep them warm!

The secret to germinating pepper seeds quickly is to keep them warm and moist. We like to use a seedling heat mat to keep them around 80-90˚ F for the fastest germination.

What is the easiest pepper to grow? ›

2) What are the easiest peppers to grow? If you don't want to wait too long for germination, Capsicum Annuum are probably the easiest to grow. These include jalapeños, serranos, cayennes, Thai peppers, Anaheim, Hatch, poblano, many ornamentals and more.

Is Chili pepper easy to grow? ›

They're easy to grow and produce a lot of peppers per plant. The fruits are green when immature but will turn red and yellow as they age.

What happens if you plant peppers too close together? ›

If peppers are planted too close, they'll grow into their neighbors. This reduces air circulation around the plants and the foliage won't dry off as quickly after watering or rain. Wet foliage is an invitation to disease.

Can I plant peppers 12 inches apart? ›

For most varieties, pepper plants should be spaced at 12-18″ (30-46 cm) between plants. Larger varieties can be given slightly more space, but will usually not need more than 18 inches. This spacing will prevent the plants from competing for space both above and below ground.

Can you plant tomatoes and peppers together? ›

The reality is that because the two have similar growth requirements, they can in fact be grown quite successfully together. Diseases common to both tomato and pepper include Verticillium wilt and bacterial spot.

Does picking peppers make more grow? ›

Does picking peppers make more grow? Yes, picking peppers off your pepper plants will keep them producing more pods. We also like to pinch off the first blossoms on pepper seedlings to ensure that they put more energy into growing so they produce more pods later.

How do I know when my pepper is ready? ›

The best way to tell when peppers are ready to pick is to observe changes in color. Almost all pepper varieties will go through a color change during the ripening process. For example, bell peppers change from green to a deep red when fully ripened. When you buy red bell peppers, they are simply ripened green peppers!

Will peppers ripen after picking? ›

Amy, peppers are like tomatoes in that they will continue to ripen after being picked. Like tomatoes, they are better when ripened naturally on the plant, but they will still be delicious when ripened indoors.

Can you keep a pepper plant alive forever? ›

Keep the peppers in your garden.

As long as it doesn't frost, the plant should survive. This is an option if you live in a warmer climate that only gets mildly cold in the winter months.

Can you keep pepper plants alive all year? ›

Peppers of all types are grown as annuals by most gardeners: sown, grown, picked, then condemned to the compost heap at the end of the season. Yet these hard-working plants are perennials that, given the right conditions, will happily overwinter to next year.

How do I make my pepper plants bushy? ›

Prune out the main growing point when the plants are very small. At the transplant stage, simply remove the top ½ to 1 inch of growth, down to a set of leaves. Either pinching or pruning out the central growing point of a young plant promotes branching and bushy growth.

Do chilli seeds need full sun? ›

Full sun will bring the best performance from your chilli plant, and your chillies will have the best flavour. Chilli will grow in part sun, but it can become a little leggy or stretched. Ideally, chilli likes a warm, sheltered position, especially if grown in cooler regions.

Can you over water pepper seeds? ›

Pepper seedlings can wilt, fall over and die very quickly. It's often due to a seed-borne and soil-borne fungus called damping-off disease​. This disease runs rampant in wet, cool conditions. Hot peppers of all growth stages are at risk when they get too much water.

Can you overfeed chilli plants? ›

In conclusion YES, you can overfeed your chilli plants. Try not to. It's tempting to go nuts with plant food in the hope that more feed equals more chillies. But STOP, and consider whether your plants need that extra food, it might do more harm than good.

How many chillies does a plant produce? ›

One plant will often give you a hundred chillies or more. So all but the most dedicated chilli eater can usually be self sufficient in chillies with just a few plants – something very achievable, even in a tiny growing space. Any surplus chillies can easily be dried or frozen, keeping you in supply all year.

Should I soak chilli seeds before planting? ›

Soaking your seeds in tea can really help with germination success. Allowing your seeds to sit in a weak, milk & sugar free tea helps soften the seed casing. It's known as Chemical Scarification (pre soaking). Simply make a cup of tea for yourself & then use the teabag again to make a second cup using only water.

What size pots do chilli plants need? ›

If you've still got chillies in small pots – think about moving them on. I recommend a 2 litre pot as a minimum for a decent manageable plant, but if you can go for a 5 or 10 litre pot, you'll be surprised at just what you will achieve with your plants before autumn sets in.

How many days chilli seeds take to grow? ›

A: From sowing, chilli plants vary from about 80 to 120 days to fruit being ready.

Do chilli plants prefer sun or shade? ›

Chillies need your warmest, sunniest spot to produce a good crop outdoors. They also like well-drained, fertile, moisture-retentive soil, which is slightly acid.

Does picking chillies make more grow? ›

Your chilli plant will produce ripe fruit 2–4 months after sowing. Harvest chillies as and when they ripen to encourage the plant to produce more chillies.

Do chillies come true from seed? ›

Recipes often instruct you to remove the seeds from a spicy pepper if you want less heat, which seems to imply that the seeds are the source of the fire. But while removing the seeds might help a little, they're not the true producer of heat!

Can I grow chillies from fresh chilli seeds? ›

Here's how to grow your own chillies from seed: Start your seeds off indoors - they need plenty of warmth to germinate. Fill a seed tray or some 10cm pots with moist seed compost and flatten down. Sow a few seeds on top and cover with a fine sprinkling of vermiculite or compost.

Can you grow chillies from the seeds inside a chilli? ›

Most seeds will germinate, so only sow a few more than you need, in case of losses. Cover with a fine layer of vermiculite, pop in a plant label and water. Seeds will germinate quickly in a heated propagator at 21ºC (70ºF) or simply put the pots on a warm sunny windowsill.

How do you increase chilli flowering? ›

Add a handful of ashes to a cup of rice water, dilute it with twenty cups of water and pour on the chilli plant. The plant will bloom faster. 8. Add a teaspoon of asafoetidapowder in a litre of water, mix well and sprinkle it on the buds and flowers of the chilli plant.

How often do you water chilli plants? ›

One of the most important aspects of growing chilli pepper plants is getting the watering right, they are very thirsty plants. During hot periods, especially if grown inside a greenhouse, you will need to water regularly, usually twice a day. As dry compost will lead to a check in their growth.

Why are my chillies flowering but not fruiting? ›

The Bottom Line

If your chilli plants are not fruiting, it is usually caused by the temperature that is either too hot or too cold. Remember chilli plants need full sun to produce a good crop. Make sure your plants are receiving at least six hours of sun a day for fruit set.

How long does a chilli plant live for? ›

Capsicums, chillies and eggplants are perennial but short-lived, typically living for around three years.

Should you prune chilli plants? ›

Trimming chilli plants allows them to grow firmer, usually with higher yields. The removed areas are filled in with new growth. It is essential to prune the right way to prevent taking away too many leaves. Doing so can result in slower growth due to a lack of photosynthesis.

How do you make chilli seeds grow faster? ›

Step 1: Choose The Right Growing Conditions
  1. Temperature: Chillies grow best in warm and humid conditions. ...
  2. Sunlight: Grow your chillies is the area that receives 5-6 hours of sunlight every day. ...
  3. Potting soil: Nourish your seeds with the right kind of soil. ...
  4. Irrigation: ...
  5. Fertilizers:
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What is the best fertilizer for chilli plants? ›

Potassium as K2SO4 for quality improvement. Application of potassium in the form of potassium sulphate will increase quality of chilli. Top dressing : 30 kg N/ha in equal splits on 30, 60 and 90 days after planting. Basal dose : FYM 30 t / ha, NPK 30:80:80 kg / ha.

Do chilli plants need full sun? ›

Full sun will bring the best performance from your chilli plant, and your chillies will have the best flavour. Chilli will grow in part sun, but it can become a little leggy or stretched. Ideally, chilli likes a warm, sheltered position, especially if grown in cooler regions.

How deep do I plant chilli seeds? ›

We tend to sow seeds about 5mm deep and in small pots, with a number of seeds of the same variety in each pot. Keeping each variety in its own pot is a good idea because germination time varies greatly.

How deep should chili seeds be planted? ›

For Chile Pepper seeds, plant each seed a quarter of an inch deep or less. Place one pepper seed into each shallow hole and cover gently with soil.


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