Capsicum

Capsicum annuum

  • Capsicum
  • C. frutescens
  • C. frutescens
  • C. annuum
  • C. frutescens

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Capsicum annuum (AN-yoo-um), otherwise known as Capsicum, is a plant of the Solanaceae family.

Space

Spacing
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Sun

Sun Exposure
Full Sun

Soil

PH Requirements
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Uses

Pungency
Hot (5,000 to 30,000 Scoville Units)
Extremely Hot (above 30,000 Scoville Units)
Hot (5,000 to 30,000 Scoville Units)
Extremely Hot (above 30,000 Scoville Units)
Hot (5,000 to 30,000 Scoville Units)
Extremely Hot (above 30,000 Scoville Units)

Time

Days to Maturity
Mid (69-80 days)
Mid (69-80 days)
Mid (69-80 days)

Reproduction

Seed Type
Open-pollinated
Seed Collecting
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Wear gloves to protect hands when handling seeds
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Wear gloves to protect hands when handling seeds
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Wear gloves to protect hands when handling seeds

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Phonetic
AN-yoo-um
Other details
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Suitable for growing in containers
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Suitable for growing in containers
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Suitable for growing in containers