Sweet Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Chervena Chushka'

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

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):

Sweet (0 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:

Tapered

Fruit Size:

Medium (4" to 6" in length)

Large (more than 6" in length)

Fruit Color:

Green changing to red

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Usage:

Fresh (salsa, salads)

Frying

Roasting

Drying

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:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Days to Maturity:

Late (more than 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:

Caneyville, Kentucky

Moss Point, Mississippi

Brazoria, Texas

Elgin, Texas

Houston, Texas

Sheboygan, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
1
neutral
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RatingContent
Positive

On Aug 29, 2007, Suze_ from (Zone 7b) wrote:

Great flavor, extremely sweet. Plants top out at about 3 feet in height, and branches tend to bend from the weight of the peppers, so some type of support would be recommended. Some peppers can get up to 6" long, but most are only about 4-5".

Neutral

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

A Bulgarian roasting pepper. Very sweet 6 X 2 inch tapered fruits ripen from green to red. (85 day)