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PlantFiles: Hot Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Pinocchio's Nose'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: annuum (AN-yoo-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Pinocchio's Nose

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):
Unknown - Tell us

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Large (more than 6" in length)

Fruit Color:
Green 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:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Days to Maturity:
Mid (69-80 days)


1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive twiggybuds On Sep 14, 2008, twiggybuds from Moss Point, MS (Zone 8b) wrote:

Very productive, beautiful and killer hot. My plants are about 3 feet tall and do need staking. No insect problems. I can't give them away, even to Mexicans. They're either afraid of them or once tried, they're pronounced as being too hot. My son says they're sweet as well.

Neutral daredevil On Feb 17, 2008, daredevil from Niagara Falls, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Closer to 3' tall in Western NY, it required staking in my windy conditions, as well as extra water during our drought to control blossom end rot. Sparse leaf production does not make it an ornamental, but the peppers were thick, up to 14" long and dried well. Somewhat sweet, mildly hot flavor when eaten fresh or dried. The name made every garden visitor smile.

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

Long (10 inch) green to red Cayenne type fruits.


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

Moss Point, Mississippi

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