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PlantFiles: Hot Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Mariachi'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: annuum (AN-yoo-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Mariachi
Hybridized by Seminis; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2003

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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

Fruit Shape:

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

Fruit Color:
Yellow 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)

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive JoWalker On Feb 4, 2015, JoWalker from Indy, IN (Zone 5b) wrote:

I've been growing these for several years. Very vigorous and usually pretty hot. But last year we had a very cool summer, and the Mariachis were barely warm and very sweet. Very nice.

Positive Ozark On Aug 15, 2011, Ozark from Ozark, MO (Zone 6a) wrote:

I grew 7 plants of Mariachi for the first time this year, wanting a pepper that's got some "heat" - but not too much! I'm real satisfied with it. Mariachi is productive and has good flavor - it gets pretty sweet when ripe, but there's still plenty of heat.

We've been using these to make Chiles Rellenos and they're perfect for that. The heat level definitely gets your attention, but it's not unpleasant. Yesterday I made a gallon of pico de gallo garden salsa from ripe tomatoes, ripe sweet peppers, sweet onions, green onions, and cilantro - and I chopped up 18 Mariachi peppers in it for the heat. That worked out JUST right - it's hot, but not too hot. Recommended!

Neutral Farmerdill On Nov 1, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A hot ; yellow to red, 4 inch long hybrid fruit with thick walls.,Similar to the op Santa Fe Grande.


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

Effingham, Illinois
Carmel, Indiana
Indianapolis, Indiana
Ozark, Missouri
Billings, Montana
Friedens, Pennsylvania

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