Hot Pepper
Capsicum chinense 'Balam'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: chinense (chi-NEN-see) (Info)
Cultivar: Balam
Hybridized by US Agriseeds
Registered or introduced: 2012
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Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):

Extremely Hot (above 30,000 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:

Oblong

Fruit Size:

Small (under 2" in length)

Fruit Color:

Green changing to orange

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Hybrid

Usage:

Roasting

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Days to Maturity:

Late (more than 80 days)

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Mar 3, 2012, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

"Balam is a vigorous hybrid habanero with a healthy plant that provides prolonged, high production harvests. The fruit reaches maturity at 95 days and are large in size averaging 4-5 centimeters (1.5-2 inches) with a typical habanero shape and good uniformity. The mature fruits are orange in color, aromatic and very hot. Scoville units average 200,000.