Hot Pepper 'Barker's Hot'

Capsicum annuum

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: annuum (AN-yoo-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Barker's Hot
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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:

Tapered

Fruit Size:

Large (more than 6" in length)

Fruit Color:

Green changing to red

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Usage:

Frying

Roasting

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:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Days to Maturity:

Mid (69-80 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:

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jan 6, 2016, DreamOfSpring from Charleston, SC (Zone 9a) wrote:

I've fallen in love with this chili pepper. I should clarify that I have no basis to compare it to other New Mexico type peppers, as this is the 1st that I've ever tasted or planted. I planted this pepper 2 months late for my area and grew it in an 18in container under horrible circumstances but still picked a ton of huge & incredibly delicious peppers.

Like all New Mexico Peppers, this plant is best suited for a hot, dry climate, like that in the desert SW. I grew it in Charleston, SC where the climate is almost tropical. It got plenty of heat here, but it also survived in near 100% humidity and through a year when we got just short of 80 inches of rainfall, even more than our usual 52in. In fact, this plant survived a historic flood during which we received 26in in 2 days.... read more

Neutral

On Nov 24, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 7 x 2 inch New Mexican type pepper.

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