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PlantFiles: Ornamental Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Chilly Chili'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: annuum (AN-yoo-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Chilly Chili

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6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):
Sweet (0 Scoville Units)
Mild (1 to 1,000 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:

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

Fruit Color:
Yellow changing to red

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Ornamental (not recommended for eating)

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest

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
From seed; direct sow after 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)

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive tcfromky On Sep 6, 2004, tcfromky from Mercer, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:

'Chilly Chili' has proven its worth in the ornamental pepper world by winning the 2002 All-America Selections award. One of the fun and whimsical uses for 'Chilly Chili' would be to use the blooming fruits mixed in with a fall display of other ornamentals such as miniature pumpkins and baby corn.

'Chilly Chili' is perfectly safe for kids too, "the 'heat' has been bred out of the fruit." Grow 'Chilly Chili' indoors in 6" pots to add winter interest to your home. Visitors of all ages will be asking for their own "chili" after seeing yours.



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

Tuskegee, Alabama
Mission Viejo, California
Jacksonville, Florida
Miami, Florida
Dacula, Georgia
Woodstock, Georgia
Western Springs, Illinois
Rayne, Louisiana
Shevlin, Minnesota
Mercer, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Garland, Texas
Houston, Texas
Midland, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Victoria, Texas

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