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Hot Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Ladybug'

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

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 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)

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:

Anchorage, Alaska

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 19, 2013, Doninalaska from Anchorage, AK wrote:

Although small, the yield from this pepper is abundant. It is hot but not too hot--just right for a spicy salsa. A relatively short season to mature makes it suitable for northern areas, especially in a tunnel or greenhouse

Neutral

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

A 3 x 1 1/4 inch pepper. Tomato shaped but flattened. 95 day.