Hot Pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Large Red Cherry') in the Peppers Database

Vegetables
Heredity: Open Pollinated
History: Do not confuse with sweet pepper with same name.

Data specific to Peppers (Edit)
General Type: Other: Cherry
Pepper Shape: Round
Fruit Length: 1.5 inches
Fruit Width at Shoulders: 1.5 -2 inches
Fruit Ripening Color Sequence: Green to Red
Days to First Harvest and Maturity: 80 - 85 color not specified.
Wall Thickness: Thick
Scoville Heat Units (approximate SHU): 5000 - 15,000
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: 24 inches
Fruit: Showy
Uses: Vegetable
Suitable as Annual

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Comments:
Posted by robynanne (Minnesota - Zone 4a) on Sep 16, 2016 8:22 AM

This has been my first year growing peppers from seeds and I didn't get them started nearly early enough. That said, this plant did very well, both in the garden and in pots on my deck. It is a hardy little pepper plant! It made a lot of little green peppers that sat in the green stage for a long time. You can pick and eat them green, but waiting for them to get red was worth it. They are NOT hot. They don't taste like bells either, though. They have a unique taste that I really enjoy. I can't wait for the rest to be ready. I wanted enough to pickle, but I don't think that will happen this year.

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