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Hot Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Piccante Calabrese'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: annuum (AN-yoo-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Piccante Calabrese
Additional cultivar information:(aka Ciliegia Picante, Satan's Kiss, Baccio de Satana)
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Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):

Mild (1 to 1,000 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:

Round

Flat

Fruit Size:

Small (under 2" in length)

Medium (4" to 6" in length)

Fruit Color:

Green changing to red

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Heirloom

Usage:

Fresh (salsa, salads)

Stuffing

Roasting

Drying

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:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Days to Maturity:

Late (more than 80 days)

Regional

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

Augusta, Georgia

Buffalo, New York

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jul 20, 2009, WNYwillieB from Buffalo, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:

An early hot variety from Calabria. A cherry chilli pepper with round, red fruit about 5cm in diameter. A quite hot pepper that was previously called “Satan’s kiss”.

Like all peppers start off from Spring in a protected area sowing them 1cm in depth. They must have light and heat at this stage. Transplant outside after the last frosts.

Positive

On Nov 2, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

(85 days) An heirloom Italian golf ball sized tomato shaped red pepper actually sweet & spicy. Grows well.