Shades of blue are one of the least common color schemes of pepper plants. The Filius Blue, therefore, stands out among ornamental peppers, with its tiny chilies taking on deep dark indigo blue and purplish hues. It’s a compact chili pepper plant, as suitable in a garden hedge as it is in containers. And its heat? Well, the Filius Blue has bite, with cayenne pepper level heat, that’s great for spicy salsas and sauces.
Scoville heat units (SHU): 30,000 – 50,000 SHU
Median heat: 40,000 SHU
Suggestions: Peppers need a warm soil and night temperature to prosper. They will stunt under 10C. Location should be sheltered from the wind and soil should be kept reasonably moist. Be sure to harden off the seedlings to reduce transplant stress. Harvest fruit early and often. The more you pick the more they will produce. Do not pull off fruit, rather cut from stems.
Pot size: Minimum 12″ per plant or plant in ground 12″ away from next plant.