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Ornamental Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Black Cuban'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: annuum (AN-yoo-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Black Cuban
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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:

Tapered

Fruit Size:

Small (under 2" in length)

Fruit Color:

Purple 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:

Western Springs, Illinois

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Nov 28, 2012, DanCarmona from Fort Wayne, IN wrote:

Black Cuban
Capsicum: Annuum
Origin: Cuba
PI:
Scoville units: 40,000-58,000
Blossom end shape: pointed
Fruit position and shape: erect, conic
Fruit size and color: 1 > 2" green > red
Calyx shape: saucer shaped, toothless
Flower: erect, stellate
Petals/Spots: white with purple
Filament color: white
Anther color: blue
Habit: sturdy, tree-like bush
Stem: smooth
Leaves: medium, glabrous
Taste:
Maturity: 90 days
Plant height: 18-24"
Germ. Time: 1 wk > 2 mo.
Uses:
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Neutral

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

A 1 1/4 X 3/8 inch candle flame shaped pepper. Plants have purple leaves and violet flowers making it very ornamental. Fruits are hot but quite edible.