Hot Chili Pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Fresno') in the Peppers Database

Year Introduced: 1952
Heredity: Open Pollinated
Country of Origin: USA, California
Hybridizer or Originator: Clarence Brown Hamlin

Data specific to Peppers (Edit)
General Type: Other: Mirasol
Pepper Shape: Tapered
Fruit Length: 2 - 3 inches
Fruit Width at Shoulders: 1 - 1.25 inches
Fruit Ripening Color Sequence: Green to Orange to Red
Days to First Harvest and Maturity: 60-70 green, 75 orange.
Scoville Heat Units (approximate SHU): 2500 - 10,000
Heat: Medium Hot 2.5-30K SHU

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 20 - 30 inches
Fruit: Showy
Uses: Vegetable
Suitable as Annual

Fresno flower

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Posted by DanCarmona (Fort Wayne, Indiana - Zone 5a) on Jan 18, 2012 12:29 PM

Capsicum: Annuum
Origin: USA
PI: 635783
Flower: erect, stellate
Petals: white
Spots: no
Calyx: toothless
Pods: 2"-3" Green > orange > red
Seed: yellow-brown
Leaves: medium, glabrous
Plant height: 18-24"
Maturity: 80 Days
Habit: sturdy, tree-like bush
Scoville units: 500-700
Germ. Time: 1 wk > 2 mo.

Fresno peppers are similar in shape and heat to jalapeƱo peppers and are grown extensively in California, Texas and New Mexico. This cold tolerant plant grow approximately 2-2.5 ft tall by 20 inches wide and are prolific bearers of upright arrow shaped 2-3 inch long by 1in wide peppers which mature from bright green to orange to a beautiful deep red . The peppers have a slight sweetness about them and are fantastic when used fresh for salsas. Also known as Chile Carbide or Chile Cera.

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