Hot Pepper, Habenero 'Chichen Itza'

Capsicum chinense

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: chinense (chi-NEN-see) (Info)
Cultivar: Chichen Itza
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Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):

Hot (5,000 to 30,000 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:

Pear-shaped

Tapered

Twisted

Fruit Size:

Small (under 2" in length)

Fruit Color:

Green changing to orange

Disease Resistance:

Tobacco Mosaic Virus (TMV)

Seed Type:

Hybrid

Usage:

Pickling

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Days to Maturity:

Late (more than 80 days)

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Nov 7, 2008, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Crinkled 21/2 X 11/4 inch fruits which taper to a point. Rated at 15,000-18,000 Scoville units. Higher yield potential than OP Habernero.

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