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Hot Pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Takanotsume') in the Peppers Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Fruit: Showy
Uses: Vegetable
Suitable as Annual

Takanotsume flower

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Posted by DanCarmona (Fort Wayne, Indiana - Zone 5a) on Jan 19, 2012 8:29 AM

Capsicum: Annuum
Origin: Japan
PI: 593483
Flower: erect, stellate, small
Petals: white
Spots: no
Calyx: toothless
Pods: Green > orange > red,2-3" L
Seed: yellow-brown
Leaves: green, medium, glabrous
Plant height: 18-24"
Maturity: 90 days
Habit: tree-like, sturdy
Scoville units: 50,000-80,000
Germ. Time: 1 wk > 2 mo.

This hot variety meaning 'Claw of the Eagle' is a very popular chile in Japan. The plant grows upright clusters of pods which mature from green to red. Often used dry in Japanese cuisine. Very similar - if not the same as Poinsettia also 'Hahong Kocho'.

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