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Capsicum chinense 'Peru Scarlet Lantern'

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

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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:
Small (under 2" in length)
Medium (4" to 6" in length)

Fruit Color:
Green 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:
Late (more than 80 days)

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive DanCarmona On Nov 30, 2012, DanCarmona from Fort Wayne, IN wrote:

Peru Scarlet Lantern
Capsicum: Chinense
Origin: Peru
PI: 315008
Scoville units: 100,000-300,000
Blossom end shape: pointed
Fruit position and shape: pendant, elongate
Fruit size and color: 1"x3" green>purple>scarlet red
Calyx shape: saucer shaped, almost toothless
Flower: stellate, small, bell-shaped
Petals/Spots: white/none
Filament color:
Anther color:
Habit: bush
Stem: smooth
Leaves: large, uneven
Germ. Time: 3 wk. >.3 mo.
Maturity: 95 days
Plant height: 18-24"
Taste: .
This elongated Red Habanero type is renowned for its mouth-blistering heat. The plants are relatively compact & sprawling compared to other Habanero varieties and produce excellent yields of 3 in x 1 in pendant shaped fruits which ripen from lime green to a bright iridescent scarlet red approximately 90 days after transplanting. The Paper Lantern is heavier yielding than other habanero's.
Credits & Sources: thechileman Peru Scarlet Lantern

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