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Hot Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Santa Fe Grande'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: annuum (AN-yoo-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Santa Fe Grande
Hybridized by Peto Seeds
Registered or introduced: 1965
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Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):

Hot (5,000 to 30,000 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:

Oblong

Fruit Size:

Small (under 2" in length)

Medium (4" to 6" in length)

Fruit Color:

Yellow changing to red

Disease Resistance:

Tobacco Mosaic Virus (TMV)

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:

Late (more than 80 days)

Regional

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

Oceanside, California

San Jose, California

Miami, Florida

Mililani, Hawaii

Wahiawa, Hawaii

Havertown, Pennsylvania

Houston, Texas

Liberty Hill, Texas

San Marcos, Texas (2 reports)

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Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Jan 1, 2010, cactusman8 from San Marcos, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

This variety makes a great hot pickle. I prefer it to jalapeno in crispness, flavor, and appearance.

Neutral

On Mar 2, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Introduced in 1965 by Peto Seeds. Good for pickling, canning and salsa.

Neutral

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

A yellow to orange to red 3 x 1 1/2 inch banana shaped pepper.100 days. 5,000 to 8,000 Scoville units