Cherry Bomb chillies are bright red and 'cherry' shaped with thick fleshy walls that measure about 6cm long by 3cm wide. They rate 2,500 - 5,000 on the Scoville Scale so they have a bit of bite (rather like a jalapeno's heat). Cherry Bomb chilli plants are sturdy and fairly compact reaching about 60cm, they are very productive and are quick to fruit.
Cherry Bomb is a Capsicum annuum which is a species of the plant genus Capsicum native to southern North America, the Caribbean, and northern South America. This species is the most common and extensively cultivated of the five domesticated capsicums. The species encompasses a wide variety of shapes and sizes of peppers, both mild and hot, such as bell peppers, jalapeños, and cayenne peppers. Capsicum annuum is an evergreen Perennial growing to 1m by 1m at a medium rate. It is hardy to UK zone 9 and is frost tender. It is in leaf all year, in flower from July to September, and the seeds ripen from August to October. The species is hermaphrodite (which has both male and female organs).
The chilli pods have thick fleshy walls this make them great for chunky salsas as well as for pickling or roasting in the oven stuffed with cheese & herbs. They also dry incredibly well and look really attractive, we have used them as Christmas decorations they look so good with their origami like papery skins.
Cherry Bomb chilli peppers are real winners! They produce lots of gorgeous cherry shaped peppers that taste good and look good either fresh or dried or pickled. This really is one of our favourite peppers for it excellent all- roundness.
Did you know that Cherry Bomb make great pickled chillies too...read our guide on how to pickle chillies [HERE]
PLEASE NOTE - we do not recommend growing chillies on a windowsill, especially the hotter varieties. Chillies need a constant and consistent temperature to germinate and windowsills above radiators do not provide the ideal conditions. Read our Chilli Pepper Growing Guide for advice [HERE]
Cherry Bomb Chilli Seed Information
|Seeds Per Pack:||10|
|Sow Hot Scale:|
|Scoville Rating:||2,500 - 5,000 SHU (View the Scoville Scale)|
|When to Sow:||January - April|
|Time to Fruit:||80 days|
|Harvest:||August - October|