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Capsicum annuum 'A-May'

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

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

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:

Potato Virus Y (PVY)

Seed Type:

Hybrid

Usage:

Fresh (salsa, salads)

Drying

Pickling

Other details:

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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)

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 23, 2008, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Known You Seed,offers this information: "Plant with dark green leaves is semi-spreading and has very good fruit setting. Fruit is productive, uniform, smooth, very hot, 15 cm long and 1.5 cm in diameter, weighing about 18 g. It can be harvested at about 122 days from sowing. The young fruit is dark green, and the mature fruit becomes red. Suitable for fresh market and processing. Resistant to PVY. "