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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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Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):

Moderate (1,000 to 5,000 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:

Round

Fruit Size:

Small (under 2" in length)

Fruit Color:

Green changing to red

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Usage:

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)

Gardeners' Notes:

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

Ammazzo
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

Maturity:
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 an... read more

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

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

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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.