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Hot Pepper 'Aribibi Gusano'

Capsicum chinense

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: chinense (chi-NEN-see) (Info)
Cultivar: Aribibi Gusano
Additional cultivar information:(aka Arivivi Gusano, Caterpillar Pepper)
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Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):

Hot (5,000 to 30,000 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:

Twisted

Fruit Size:

Small (under 2" in length)

Fruit Color:

Green changing to gold

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Unknown - Tell us

Usage:

Fresh (salsa, salads)

Roasting

Drying

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Days to Maturity:

Late (more than 80 days)

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Regional

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

Campbell, California

Barbourville, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

Angie, Louisiana

Robbinsville, North Carolina

Mc Keesport, Pennsylvania

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Feb 16, 2017, Bluezinnia from Louisville, KY wrote:

Only 5000-30,000 SHU? Dunno what your source is, but that's waaaaay off! They _start_ at 150,000 if not heat- or drought-stressed much, and can reach nearly onto the ghost-pepper range with some stress. Eaten raw, a good one will just about rip your head off. The flavor and aroma are splendid, and the yield is very good. Do note that in some strains the pods do indeed come out white, but some have yellow fruit that turns beautiful deep orange.

Positive

On Jul 24, 2009, curriedrice from El Sobrante, CA wrote:

Great chili! There's definitely heat but when you cut the pepper its very fragrant - fruity, citrusy. Its definitely worth growing. We were only able to achieve 18" in height - our climate is cooler and marine influenced.

Neutral

On Nov 19, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A very hot pale green to yellow to creamy white; wrinkled, 1.5 X 0.5 inch from Bolivia.

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