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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Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):

Hot (5,000 to 30,000 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:

Round

Pear-shaped

Tapered

Fruit Size:

Small (under 2" in length)

Fruit Color:

Green changing to red

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Hybrid

Usage:

Fresh (salsa, salads)

Drying

Pickling

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:

Early (55-68 days)

Mid (69-80 days)

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
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RatingContent
Positive

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

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
Flower:
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"
Taste:
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 pick... read more

Neutral

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.