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Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: chinense (chi-NEN-see) (Info)
Cultivar: Australian Lantern
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Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):

Extremely Hot (above 30,000 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:

Tapered

Fruit Size:

Small (under 2" in length)

Fruit Color:

Green changing to orange

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Unknown - Tell us

Usage:

Unknown - Tell us

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)

Regional

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

Sheldon, Iowa

Chanute, Kansas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Apr 27, 2005, Hot4peppers from Sheldon, IA wrote:

This variety grew well in northwest Iowa. However, the fruit were too small for my interest -- most the size of a thumbnail.

Neutral

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

A very hot; 3/4 X 1/2 inch green to orange diamond-shaped pepper.