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PlantFiles: Hot Pepper
Capsicum chinense 'Aribibi Gusano'

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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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):
Hot (5,000 to 30,000 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Small (under 2" in length)

Fruit Color:
Green changing to gold

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:
Unknown - Tell us

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:
Unknown - Tell us

Days to Maturity:
Late (more than 80 days)

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive curriedrice 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 Farmerdill 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.


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

Campbell, California
Barbourville, Kentucky
Angie, Louisiana
Robbinsville, North Carolina
Mc Keesport, Pennsylvania

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