Hot Pepper
Capsicum chinense 'Hot Paper Lantern'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: chinense (chi-NEN-see) (Info)
Cultivar: Hot Paper Lantern
» View all varieties of Peppers

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:

Tapered

Fruit Size:

Medium (4" to 6" 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:

Wheatfield, Indiana

Kansas City, Kansas

Albuquerque, New Mexico

New York City, New York

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Jan 25, 2012, petronius_ii from Albuquerque, NM (Zone 7a) wrote:

We grew this pepper in our church garden in Albuquerque last year. The summer of 2011 brought us the most hellishly hot, and brutally LONG heat wave I've endured in my 35 years living in this city. To make things worse for our church garden, the drip irrigation system wasn't kept turned on nearly often enough to begin to cope adequately with the heat wave.

The Lipstick sweet peppers couldn't take it. I don't remember seeing a single Lipstick harvested the whole year. By the time things cooled down enough in very late August that it wasn't dropping blossoms, it was too late for it to produce mature peppers.

Meanwhile, Large Thick Cayenne managed to pull itself together enough to produce a moderately respectable harvest, while Hot Paper Lantern, which also suffe... read more

Neutral

On Dec 3, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 4 x 1 1/4 inch Habanero Type.