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PlantFiles: Ornamental Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Holiday Cheer'

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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: Holiday Cheer

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4 members have or want this plant for trade.

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):
Hot (5,000 to 30,000 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:
Round

Fruit Size:
Small (under 2" in length)

Fruit Color:
Cream changing to red

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:
Open-pollinated

Usage:
Ornamental (not recommended for eating)

Other details:
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:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive JuneauBrat On Aug 4, 2005, JuneauBrat from Shelton, WA wrote:

Started these plants from seeds, sold at Fred Meyer in kit form.
Started indoors in December. Grew beautifully then all the leaves fell off but...new, tiny little leaves popped up. Sitting in the hot sun on my deck, they are creamy yellow colored with purple splotches.
Is there a reason you can't eat them???

Neutral Farmerdill On Dec 4, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 1 inch diameter round pepper which mature from cream to yellow to red.

Regional...

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

San Antonio, Texas
Shelton, Washington



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