Ornamental Pepper, Hot Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Calico'

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

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):

Extremely Hot (above 30,000 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:

Tapered

Fruit Size:

Small (under 2" in length)

Fruit Color:

Purple changing to red

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Hybrid

Usage:

Ornamental (not recommended for eating)

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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; 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:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Regional

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

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Spotsylvania, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Mar 29, 2015, Alasandra from Ocean Springs, MS wrote:

Very nice Ornamental as the purple leaves add color. Be sure to save the peppers, so you can grow it from seeds, as it's an annual.

I saved the peppers from the plant I planted Spring 2014 and sowed the seeds in my Greenhouse in January 2015. I now have several very nice plants growing from the seeds.

Positive

On Aug 25, 2013, angcolpat from caledon, ON (Zone 3a) wrote:

Growing in a pot outdoors. Very pretty multi-coloured leaves with bright red & purple hanging peppers. Hope to bring it indoors for the winter.

Neutral

On Jun 29, 2011, pjoid123 from Spotsylvania, VA wrote:

Plastic ID tag on plant states "Caution: Skin and eye irritant.

Neutral

On Jan 21, 2009, QCHammy from San Tan Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

Leaves are variegated in shades of green, purple, and cream.