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PlantFiles: Ornamental Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'NuMex Centennial'

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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: NuMex Centennial
Hybridized by P.W.Bosland , J.Iglesias and M.M.Gonzalez; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1988

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Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):
Moderate (1,000 to 5,000 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:
Tapered

Fruit Size:
Small (under 2" in length)

Fruit Color:
Yellow changing to red
Purple changing to red

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:
Open-pollinated

Usage:
Ornamental (not recommended for eating)

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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Profile:

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Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Dorkasaurus On Mar 8, 2009, Dorkasaurus from Albuquerque, NM (Zone 7a) wrote:

Great ornamental. Foliage has purple hue, fruits start purple then go to cream to yellow to orange to red. Small plants grow well in containers. Considered mild for a hot pepper but mine seemed a bit warmer than that. Plants grew about a foot high and a foot wide but easily produced a hundred or more peppers about an inch long.

Neutral Farmerdill On Nov 11, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

An open-pollinated, ornamental type, compact plant, purple flowers and foliage, erect fruit are purple, then ripen to yellow, then to orange, and lastly, red.

Regional...

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

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Concord, North Carolina



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