Hot Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Pretty in Purple'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: annuum (AN-yoo-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Pretty in Purple
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Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):

Unknown - Tell us

Fruit Shape:

Round

Fruit Size:

Small (under 2" in length)

Fruit Color:

Purple changing to red

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Heirloom

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)

Regional

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

Keystone Heights, Florida

Bonaire, Georgia

Concord, North Carolina

Liberty Hill, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Jun 11, 2008, dda1974 from Bonaire, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Small, round, HOT pepper that ripens from purple to red. Pretty flowers are white with a purple outline.

Neutral

On Nov 15, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

60 days to purple, 85 days to red ripe. Leaves are purple or variegated purple and green. 2 cm round glossy, deep purple peppers, ripening yellow, orange and then scarlet. American Heirloom from 1930's. A diiferent cultivar than Pretty Purple.