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PlantFiles: Hot Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Cherry Bomb'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: annuum (AN-yoo-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Cherry Bomb
Hybridized by K. Owens

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):
Hot (5,000 to 30,000 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Small (under 2" in length)

Fruit Color:
Green changing to red

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Fresh (salsa, salads)

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
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:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Days to Maturity:
Early (55-68 days)
Mid (69-80 days)

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive IndianaBodeen On Jan 1, 2014, IndianaBodeen from Wheatfield, IN wrote:

Great pepper for stuffing and has an excellent flavor. I like slicing it into a salad.

Why is all of your scoville ratings so wide ranging and wrong? You might as well not even list a rating for your peppers.

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

Cherry Bomb
Capsicum: Annuum
Origin: USA
PI: 640797
Scoville units: 2,500-5,000
Blossom end shape: blunt
Fruit position and shape: pendant, oblate
Fruit size and color: 2.5 X 1.5" green > red
Calyx shape: toothless
Petals/Spots: white/none
Filament color: white
Anther color: blue
Habit: sturdy, tree-like bush
Stem: smooth
Leaves: medium, glabrous
Germ. Time: 1 wk > 2 mo.
Maturity: 70 days
Plant height: 18-24"
Uses: fresh, pickled, roasted
A hybridized semi compact plant from PETO which produces high yields of 2.5in by 1.5in cherry like globular fruit. The peppers have a thick wall which makes them ideal for pickling and ripen from green to bright red approximately 65-70 days after transplanting.

Neutral Farmerdill On Oct 15, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

68 days. Globe or heart shaped 2 1/2 in. X 1 1/2 in./6.3 cm X 3.8 cm, green and red hot cherry fruit. TMV tolerant. (4000 sc). Hybrid.


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

San Jose, California
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
Cicero, Indiana
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Greenwood, Indiana
Wheatfield, Indiana
Alfred, Maine
Bark River, Michigan
Charlottesville, Virginia

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