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PlantFiles: 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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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):
Unknown - Tell us

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Small (under 2" in length)

Fruit Color:
Purple 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:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Days to Maturity:
Mid (69-80 days)

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive dda1974 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 Farmerdill 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.


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

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