Chili Pepper
Capsicum chinense '7 Pod'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum)
Species: chinense (chi-NEN-see)
Cultivar: 7 Pod
Additional cultivar information: (aka 7 Pot)

Height
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Sun Exposure
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

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

Fruit Shape
Tapered

Fruit Size
Small (under 2" in length)
Medium (4" to 6" in length)

Fruit Color
Green changing to red

Disease Resistance

Seed Type
Open-pollinated
Heirloom

Usage
Fresh (salsa, salads)
Frying
Roasting
Drying
Pickling

Other details

Soil pH requirements
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Propagation Methods
From seed; direct sow after last frost
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing
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
Mid (69-80 days)

Foliage Color

Bloom Characteristics

Water Requirements
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow
Suitable for growing in containers