Hot Pepper
Capsicum chinense 'Devil's Tongue'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: chinense (chi-NEN-see) (Info)
Cultivar: Devil's Tongue
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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:

Oblong

Fruit Size:

Small (under 2" in length)

Fruit Color:

Green changing to gold

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:

Lugoff, South Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Sep 26, 2012, Skuttlebum from Uxbridge
Canada wrote:

I grew them for the first time this year...plenty of peppers, and very hot!
Ontario Canada

Positive

On Feb 13, 2008, dbags123 from Wallingford, CT wrote:

worked for me up here in southern ,CT,,but need to start seedlings early

Neutral

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

I had high hopes for this variety, but it just didn't flourish here in northwest Iowa. Our season is too short I'm sure.

Neutral

On Nov 27, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 3 X 1 1/2 inch Habernero type.