Ornamental Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'NuMex Centennial'

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
Registered or introduced: 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:

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:

Mid (69-80 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:

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Concord, North Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

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.