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Capsicum chinense 'Cajamarca'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: chinense (chi-NEN-see) (Info)
Cultivar: Cajamarca

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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

Fruit Shape:

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

Fruit Color:
Purple changing to red

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Days to Maturity:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive DanCarmona On Nov 29, 2012, DanCarmona from Fort Wayne, IN wrote:

Capsicum : Chinense
Origin: Peru
Scoville units: 30,000-50,000
Blossom end shape: pointed, mixed
Fruit position and shape: pendant
Fruit size and color: 3"-5"L Purple > red
Calyx shape: almost toothless
Flower: stellate, small, bell-shaped
Petals/Spots: white/none
Filament color: purple or white
Anther color: blue
Habit: bush
Stem: smooth
Leaves: large, uneven
Germ. Time: 3 wk > 3 mo.
Maturity: 80 days
Plant height: 18-24"
Chilli pepper Condor's Beak, which translates to "Cajamarca", is a beautiful fruit that starts a vibrant purple unique to C. chinense varieties and matures to a rich red.


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

Los Angeles, California

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