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PlantFiles: Hot Pepper
Capsicum chinense 'Red Mushroom'

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Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: chinense (chi-NEN-see) (Info)
Cultivar: Red Mushroom
Additional cultivar information: (Red Squash Pepper, aka Red Cap Mushroom)

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

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

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):
Extremely Hot (above 30,000 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:
Round
Flat
Twisted

Fruit Size:
Small (under 2" in length)

Fruit Color:
Green 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)

Profile:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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

This is a thin-skinned, mushroom shaped red pepper that is related to habanero and are extremely hot. The wrinkled peppers have a broad cap and are about 2 inches wide and deep, resembling a patty-pan squash. Brilliant red color.

Regional...

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

Raleigh, North Carolina
York Haven, Pennsylvania



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