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PlantFiles: Hot Pepper
Capsicum baccatum var. pendulum 'Malagueta (USDA 260543 Type 1)'

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Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: baccatum var. pendulum
Cultivar: Malagueta (USDA 260543 Type 1)

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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)

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:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive tmccullo On Aug 18, 2006, tmccullo from Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

The plant is about 4' tall but no peppers yet. Can wait to get them.

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

A 1 1/4 X 1/2 inch

Regional...

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

Houston, Texas



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