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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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

Angie, Louisiana

Robbinsville, North Carolina

Mc Keesport, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
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RatingContent
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.