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Hot Pepper 'Bishop's Crown'

Capsicum baccatum

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: baccatum (BAK-ah-tum) (Info)
Cultivar: Bishop's Crown
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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


24-36 in. (60-90 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 red

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:



Fresh (salsa, salads)



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:

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


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

San Jose, California

Venice, Florida

Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaii

Gardeners' Notes:


On Nov 13, 2010, carotcruncha from basildon essex,
United Kingdom wrote:

these are very good for stuffing because they are not overly watery and dont go so soggy when baked like some other peppers, cruncy with a mildly sweet apple like taste. slite heat when deseeded , seed area easily removed in one piece after slicing off the top .stuffed with cheese and baked for ten min these are great . a lot of fruit on a tall plant


On Nov 28, 2009, DanFerris from Adelaide,
Australia wrote:

Easy to grow variety. This years crop have grown from throwing all late ripening fruit onto the ground and working into soil without much effort. Seeds germinated about mid Oct and are healthy and strong having survived an unusual mid Nov heatwave of over 38 - 43 C (5 days). Have been growing this variety for last 3 years. Can grow to about 5 feet high producing lots of very hot attractive looking fruit. Grows well in extreme conditions of South Australia and will survive cold winters 0 C and extreme Summer temperatures +40 to 47 C.


On Jun 11, 2007, tchessie from Elk Grove, CA wrote:

Very easy to grow and prolific. Not as hot or flavorful as some other peppers, at least when grown in central California.


On Nov 25, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 1 X 2 inch three sided pepper from Barbodos.