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PlantFiles: Chili Pepper
Capsicum chinense '7 Pod'

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Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: chinense (chi-NEN-see) (Info)
Cultivar: 7 Pod
Additional cultivar information: (aka 7 Pot)

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Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

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

Fruit Shape:
Tapered

Fruit Size:
Small (under 2" in length)
Medium (4" to 6" in length)

Fruit Color:
Green changing to red

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:
Open-pollinated
Heirloom

Usage:
Fresh (salsa, salads)
Frying
Roasting
Drying
Pickling

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

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 seed; direct sow after last frost
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing
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:
Mid (69-80 days)

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Michaelp On Jul 22, 2007, Michaelp from Glendale, UT (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is another, extreme heat pepper, but it is less hot than the Red Sevina, The plant is very productive and the flavor is good, The peppers are 2-3 inches long. This plant and fruit look like the Naga, and Bhut Jolokia type of plant and fruit. But not as hot.

Regional...

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

Orange Springs, Florida
Wheatfield, Indiana
Austin, Texas
Liberty Hill, Texas



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