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Capsicum annuum 'Calico'

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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: 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:
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; 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

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Profile:

1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive angcolpat 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 pjoid123 On Jun 29, 2011, pjoid123 from Spotsylvania, VA wrote:

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

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

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

Regional...

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

Spotsylvania, Virginia



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