2014 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Pepper Giant Ristra F1
Regional Winner (Mountain/Southwest)
2014 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Pepper Giant Ristra F1
Regional Winner (Mountain/Southwest)
2014 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Pepper Giant Ristra F1
Regional Winner (Mountain/Southwest)
2014 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Pepper Giant Ristra F1
Regional Winner (Mountain/Southwest)
2014 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Pepper Giant Ristra F1
Regional Winner (Mountain/Southwest)

Pepper Giant Ristra F1
2014 AAS Vegetable Award Winner

Heavy yield of bright red very hot 7-inch chile peppers.  Has the appearance of a marconi but the spicyness of a cayenne.  Fruits can either be consumed fresh, roasted, or dried and used as herb. As it name states Giant Ristra red fruit can be strung together in long bunches and dried and displayed and used throughout the winter months.   

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AAS Winner Primary Details
Award: AAS Vegetable Award Winner
Award Type: Regional Winner (Mountain/Southwest)
Class: Pepper
Variety Name: Giant Ristra F1
Genus: Capsicum
Species: annuum
Year: 2014
Common Name: Chile Pepper
Type: Vegetables
Breeder: Seeds By Design
Close Market Comparison: Sahuaro F1, Cheyenne
Plant Needs
Duration Type: Annual
Light Needs: Full sun
Water Needs: Dry to Normal
Season Type: Warm Season
Staking Required: NO
Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color: Dark green
Plant Habit: Bushy
Plant Height: Tall: Over 24"
Garden Spacing: 12-14 inches
Days To Harvest (Sowing Seed): 110
Days To Harvest (Transplant): 80
Fruit Color (Harvest): Red
Fruit Shape: Elongated horn
Fruit Size: 6 to 7 inches
Fruit Weight: 4 ounces
Fruit Flavor Description: Hot, spicy with a Scoville rating of between 30,000 and 50,000
Number Of Fruits Per Plant: 12-15 fruit
Plant Spread: 15-18 inches
Disease Resistances or Tolerances: TMV
Home Gardener Use
Container: YES
Herb: YES

How to Grow

Sow indoors and transplant after last frost date. Sturdy 26 inch plants typically do not require staking, but staking is optional if the fruit load is too heavy. Giant Ristra makes a very attractive large container plant also.

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