Hot Pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Piccante Calabrese') in the Peppers Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Piccante Calabrese'
'Bacio di Satana'
'Satan's Kiss'
'Ciliegia Picante'

Heredity: Open Pollinated
Country of Origin: Italy

Data specific to Peppers (Edit)
General Type: Other: Cherry
Pepper Shape: Round
Fruit Length: 1,25 - 2 inches
Fruit Width at Shoulders: 1.25 - 1.75 inches
Fruit Ripening Color Sequence: Green to Red
Days to First Harvest and Maturity: 70 - 80 color not specified
Scoville Heat Units (approximate SHU): 25,000
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 -36 inches
Fruit: Showy
Uses: Vegetable
Suitable as Annual


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Posted by dave (Jacksonville, Texas - Zone 8b) on Jul 12, 2012 10:31 AM

I got these seeds from the "Seeds from Italy" company. The plants were highly vigorous, surviving sitting in the full sun in 6 pack cell with no water for over a month. I finally installed them into our herb spiral and a few other places and they quickly took off. You can't ask for better than that. The fruits are gorgeous and very cute, about the size of cherries. I'm not planning on eating them anytime soon - just growing them for their ornamental value.

We'll dry a bunch and maybe use them later for salsas and things like that.

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Posted by farmerdill (Augusta Georgia - Zone 8a) on Aug 1, 2013 2:36 PM

These marble-sized green to red peppers are very productive here. They are medium hot. My pepper-loving friends eat them like cherry tomatoes.

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