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PlantFiles: Ornamental Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Fips'

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

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Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 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:
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)

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive DrDoolotz On Jul 2, 2006, DrDoolotz from Oxford, NS (Zone 5b) wrote:

I bought these seeds because it said that you could grow this ornamental pepper indoors. So far, it is doing very well. The plants have a lot of blooms on them and are healthy. I will post pictures of the peppers when I get them coming on the plants.

Neutral Farmerdill On Nov 29, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 1 inch candle flame creamy-green to pale orange to deep orange to red pepper.

Regional...

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

Urbandale, Iowa



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