Hot Pepper (Capsicum baccatum 'Criolla Sella') in the Peppers Database

Vegetables
Heredity: Open Pollinated
Country of Origin: Bolivia, Peru
Days to harvest: 80-100

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10b +1.7 °C (35 °F) to +4.4 °C (40 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 12
Plant Height: 3 feet
Plant Spread: 1 foot
Leaves: Broadleaf
Fruit: Showy
Other: Yellow to orange, not too hot, citrusy flavor
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Vegetable
Suitable as Annual
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Other Beneficial Insects
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Needs specific temperature: Warm 70ºF
Days to germinate: 14 days
Depth to plant seed: barely cover seeds
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Pollinators: Bees
Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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