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Capsicum annuum 'Mulato'

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

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):

Mild (1 to 1,000 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:

Pear-shaped

Tapered

Fruit Size:

Medium (4" to 6" in length)

Large (more than 6" in length)

Fruit Color:

Green changing to brown

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Usage:

Fresh (salsa, salads)

Stuffing

Roasting

Drying

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:

Miami, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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neutral
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Negative

On Oct 7, 2007, LenaBeanNZ from Brisbane
Australia (Zone 10b) wrote:

Mulato grew very vigorously and gave a high yield of long green/brown peppers. Flavour was bitter-sweet and pleasant, but extremely mild. Not a hint of heat. That was disapointing for me, that is why I rank them negatively.

Neutral

On Nov 16, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This sort of a generic brown ancho. When dried it is a very dark brown.The fruit abot 15 X 7 cm and ripens from green. It is the smoky, licorice, aromatic flavor, as well as its chocolate-black color which gives it its appeal.