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PlantFiles: Ornamental Chili Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Firecracker Piquin'

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

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Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):
Unknown - Tell us

Fruit Shape:
Tapered

Fruit Size:
Small (under 2" in length)

Fruit Color:
Purple changing to red

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:
Open-pollinated

Usage:
Fresh (salsa, salads)
Drying
Pickling

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:
Mid (69-80 days)

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Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral mystic On Aug 4, 2007, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Received the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), 2006 Award of Garden Merit.

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

According to the Capsicum database; "70-75 days. These striking multi-branching plants with their brilliant coloured spicy fruits, grow to 3 feet tall and never need staking. Plants are soon covered with vivid purple blossoms followed by big bursts of pointed, one inch long, glossy little purple chiles that slowly mature to orange then brilliant red.

Regional...

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

Bostonia, California



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