Chili Pepper
Capsicum chinense '7 Pod'

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)

Regional

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

Orange Springs, Florida

Wheatfield, Indiana

Austin, Texas

Liberty Hill, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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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.