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Hot Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Mesilla'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: annuum (AN-yoo-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Mesilla
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Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):

Hot (5,000 to 30,000 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:

Tapered

Fruit Size:

Medium (4" to 6" in length)

Fruit Color:

Green changing to red

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Hybrid

Usage:

Fresh (salsa, salads)

Frying

Stuffing

Drying

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Days to Maturity:

Mid (69-80 days)

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On May 4, 2009, AnthonyR from Ocean Springs, MS wrote:

One of my top 3 favorite peppers but hard to find. And I've had problems with germination of seeds I've purchased. Personally I love the flavor and heat of this large pepper. Recommended to those looking for something new.

Neutral

On Sep 9, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 65 day cayenne with tolerance to TMV, PVY, and TEV. Green to red fruit. 11 x 1.5 inch.