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PlantFiles: 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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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:
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Fruit Size:
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Fruit Color:
Green changing to red

Disease Resistance:
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Seed Type:
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Fresh (salsa, salads)

Other details:
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Soil pH requirements:
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Propagation Methods:
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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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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Love2Troll 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.


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

Platte City, Missouri

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