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Capsicum annuum 'Basket of Fire'

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

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):

Moderate (1,000 to 5,000 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:

Tapered

Fruit Size:

Small (under 2" in length)

Fruit Color:

Green changing to red

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Unknown - Tell us

Usage:

Ornamental (not recommended for eating)

Other details:

Suitable for growing in containers

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Days to Maturity:

Mid (69-80 days)

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Nov 12, 2011, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A small ornamental pepper which goes through a progession of color changes ending in deep red.