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Mexican Red
Capsicum pubescens

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

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial 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:

Unknown - Tell us

Usage:

Fresh (salsa, salads)

Stuffing

Roasting

Drying

Pickling

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Platte City, Missouri

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Feb 26, 2005, Love2Troll from (Zone 5b) wrote:

A rather compact C. pubescens the first year that produced only a few pods. An excellent 2nd year producer with good heat and underlying sweet flavor.