Hot Pepper
Capsicum chinense 'Billy Goat'

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

Round

Fruit Size:

Small (under 2" in length)

Fruit Color:

Green changing to red

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Usage:

Fresh (salsa, salads)

Drying

Pickling

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:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Days to Maturity:

Late (more than 80 days)

Regional

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

Platte City, Missouri

Elgin, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Oct 6, 2007, Suze_ from (Zone 7b) wrote:

Three foot plants, producing a high yield of 1.5" long wrinkled pods, sometimes a little larger. Extremely hot, with a smoky, fruity aroma typical of other Chinense varieties.

Positive

On Feb 12, 2005, Love2Troll from (Zone 5b) wrote:

Very hot.

Neutral

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

A 1/2 inch cherry pepper.