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PlantFiles: Ornamental Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Shu'

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

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Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):
Hot (5,000 to 30,000 Scoville Units)
Extremely Hot (above 30,000 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:
Tapered

Fruit Size:
Small (under 2" in length)

Fruit Color:
Green changing to red
Cream changing to red
Purple changing to red

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:
Open-pollinated

Usage:
Ornamental (not recommended for eating)

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Suitable for growing in containers

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:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Wear gloves to protect hands when handling seeds

Days to Maturity:
Mid (69-80 days)

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Regional...

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

Siloam Springs, Arkansas
Lakeland, Florida
Western Springs, Illinois
Saint Helena Island, South Carolina
Richmond, Texas



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