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PlantFiles: 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; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1965

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2 members have or want this plant for trade.

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):
Hot (5,000 to 30,000 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:

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:

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:
Late (more than 80 days)

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1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive cactusman8 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 berrygirl On Mar 2, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

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

Neutral Farmerdill 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


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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