Capsicum annuum

Species

  • Chili pepper
  • Hot pepper
  • Thai pepper
  • Chile pepper
  • Ornamental pepper
  • Chile petin
  • Bird pepper
  • Christmas pepper
  • Capsicum grossum
  • Capsicum angulosum

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Capsicum annuum, otherwise known as chili pepper, is a plant species native to Alabama.

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Appearance

Leaf color
limeGreen
limeGreen

Space

Dimensions

Capsicum annuum can grow from 0.3m to 1.2mm tall
0.3m to 1.2m
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Spacing
0.45
0.9
0.22
0.3
0.3
0.38
0.45
0.6
0.45
0.6
Fruit shape
Tapered
Oblong
Tapered
Tapered
Oblong
Tapered
Tapered
Round
Pear-shaped
Fruit size
Small (under 2" in length)
Medium (4" to 6" in length)
Small (under 2" in length)
Medium (4" to 6" in length)
Large (more than 6" in length)
Small (under 2" in length)
Small (under 2" in length)
Small (under 2" in length)

Uses

Usage
Fresh (salsa, salads)
Stuffing
Roasting
Drying
Pickling
Ornamental (not recommended for eating)
Fresh (salsa, salads)
Drying
Pickling
Fresh (salsa, salads)
Drying
Pickling
Fresh (salsa, salads)
Drying
Pickling

Sun

Optimal
Full
Full
Full
Full
Partial
Full Shade

Water

Optimal
Mesic
Mesic
Wet
Mesic
Mesic
Mesic

Soil

Soil PH Requirements
9.1
5.6
7.5
5.6
7.5
5.6
7.5
5.6
7.5

Time

Days to Maturity
55
80
69
80
80
80
69
80
Blooming Habit
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Reproduction

Seed Collecting
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Wear gloves to protect hands when handling seeds
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Wear gloves to protect hands when handling seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
Seed Type
Open-pollinated
Open-pollinated
Open-pollinated
Open-pollinated
Open-pollinated

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Patent information
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall