Pequin pepper (Capsicum annuum)
I had been looking around the Austin area for a wild Pequin pepper (Capsicum annuum) plant for awhile and finally gave up and bought one. Very lovely plant in a 10" hanging basket, it is very bushy almost 2 feet across. has several small flowers and even a few tiny peppers forming.
1st question: should I plant it in the ground now (I have a partial shade area picked out) or should I wait for spring?
2nd question, I have heard that proximity to other pepper plants will cause hybridization. I have a few jalapeno plants in my vegetable garden. how much of a concern is this and how far apart would the plants have to be to avoid this?