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Capsicum annuum 'Ammazzo'

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

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):
Moderate (1,000 to 5,000 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Small (under 2" in length)

Fruit Color:
Green changing to red

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Ornamental (not recommended for eating)

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 DanCarmona On Nov 28, 2012, DanCarmona from Fort Wayne, IN wrote:

Capsicum: Annuum
Origin: Italy
PI: 592836
Scoville units: 30,000-50,000
Blossom end shape: blunt
Fruit position and shape: erect, oblate
Fruit size and color: " X " green >
Calyx shape: cup shaped
Flower: erect, stellate
Petals/Spots: white/none
Filament color: white
Anther color: blue
Habit: sturdy, tree-like bush
Stem: smooth
Leaves: medium, glabrous

Plant height: 18-24"
Germ. Time: 1 wk > 2 mo.

This a small Italian cherry variety where 'Ammazzo' translates as 'small bunch of flowers'. This very unusual, ornamental pepper bears clusters of 8 to 15 individual fruits which measure 1/2" high x 3/4" wide and resemble small red marbles in a green bowl. The peppers mature from dark green to red and although they are edible, the plant is best used as an ornamental. This white flowering variety is also known as 'Nosegay' or 'Joes Round'.

Neutral Suze_ On Sep 30, 2007, Suze_ from (Zone 7b) wrote:

Registered by the United States Department of Agriculture as PI 592836.

Neutral Farmerdill On Nov 18, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A medium hot 0.5 inch diameter green to red pepper ; fruits are borne in clusters that resemble red marbles in a green bowl; from Italy.

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