Ornamental Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Holiday Cheer'

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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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:

Unknown - Tell us

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)

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Regional

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

San Antonio, Texas

Shelton, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

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.