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How tall can hot peppers (or sweet) get?

Hello pepper lovers :)
 
I am curious how tall or just overall large can well grown, possibly over wintered plants get?
I read 3 feet but i imagine they could get bigger than that if given the right conditions, or is 3 feet about maximum?
 
Thanks.
 
Dr. Weird said:
Hello pepper lovers :)
 
I am curious how tall or just overall large can well grown, possibly over wintered plants get?
I read 3 feet but i imagine they could get bigger than that if given the right conditions, or is 3 feet about maximum?
 
Thanks.
 
My answer would be---- Depends ----------------  If its growing habit is like an ornamental than no...
 
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But one that grows taller would reach 3'
 
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Overwintered Bonnie Thai Ornamental & regular Jalapeno noted above.........................................
 

PaulG

Extreme Member
For most growers, baccatums are probably the
most likely to grow tall, like 7 feet for an Aji Amarillo.
C. rhomboidium can also grow very tall. For most
c. chinense, in a less than perfect climate, 3-5 feet
tall is a pretty common height.
 
In a tropical or sub tropical climate, many plants
grow to 5-7' or more. See Glen's posts in the Purple
Thunder thread.
 
Oh, yeah, and Bishop's Crown is another really
tall variety.
 
Well, so far my plants in 3-5 gal containers get 30"- 48". This year had to upgrade to 7.5gal containers, seems already they are getting larger than years past.
 
Below pic is forum member DWB pepper patch from last year. He said 9' tall and still growing for these Carolina Reaper, iirr.... He had a interesting thread on his grow and preparation for it...
 
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Shorerider

Staff Member
Moderator
Extreme Member
Pubescens do very well where I live. These are three, four year old Rocotto's.
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They were somewhat supported by the steel mesh and the fence behind them and got to just over 2 meters/7 feet in height and still thriving.
 
Thanks for all of the replies, my questions have been answered.... i guessed they could grow large (depending on variety and conditions) but it's nice to see and hear the evidence from experienced growers.  :dance:  :dance:
 
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