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Galapagos Island Pepper

Capsicum galapagoense

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: galapagoense
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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


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Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Heat (Pungency):

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

Extremely Hot (above 30,000 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:


Fruit Size:

Small (under 2" in length)

Fruit Color:

Green changing to red

Disease Resistance:

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Seed Type:




Ornamental (not recommended for eating)

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Wear gloves to protect hands when handling seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Days to Maturity:

Late (more than 80 days)

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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

Fremont, California

Union City, California

Gardeners' Notes:

No details have been posted.