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PlantFiles: Hot Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Super Chili'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: annuum (AN-yoo-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Super Chili

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Small (under 2" in length)

Fruit Color:
Green changing to red

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

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:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Days to Maturity:
Mid (69-80 days)

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2 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive iceman8147 On May 24, 2011, iceman8147 from Jacksonville Beach, FL wrote:

Whew...just tried the first one that turned red! Very tasty and good for container gardening. A prolific plant!

Positive amnesiadream On Oct 12, 2008, amnesiadream from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7b) wrote:

This was a very fun cultivar to grow! My peppers were well over the 2 inches suggested and I had an abundance of peppers until the first hard freeze (In a zone 7b). I'd definitely recommend this pepper for any garden.

Neutral mystic On Aug 4, 2007, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Received the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), 2006 Award of Garden Merit.

Neutral Farmerdill On Nov 12, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 75 day 2 1/2 X 1/2 inch green to red hybrid. Suitable for an ornamental.


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

Ceres, California
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
Urbandale, Iowa
Wichita, Kansas
Nevada, Missouri
Saint Joseph, Missouri
Bessemer City, North Carolina
Cleveland, Ohio

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