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PlantFiles: Hot Pepper
Capsicum pubescens 'PI 355811'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: pubescens (pew-BES-senz) (Info)
Cultivar: PI 355811

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

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

Fruit Shape:
Unknown - Tell us

Fruit Size:
Unknown - Tell us

Fruit Color:
Green changing to red

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Fresh (salsa, salads)

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
By air layering

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Wear gloves to protect hands when handling seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Days to Maturity:
Late (more than 80 days)

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Love2Troll On Feb 23, 2005, Love2Troll from (Zone 5b) wrote:

From Ecuador. In my limited experience requires somewhat cooler temps than other C. pubescens accessions from Ecuador to set pods.


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

Platte City, Missouri

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