Hot Pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Garden Salsa') in the Peppers Database

Heredity: Hybrid
History: A prolific mild to medium-hot chili pepper developed for making salsa.
Hybridizer or Originator: PETO

Data specific to Peppers (Edit)
Disease Resistance: Tobacco Mosaic Virus
General Type: Cayenne
Pepper Shape: Tapered
Fruit Length: 7-9"
Fruit Width at Shoulders: 0.8"
Fruit Ripening Color Sequence: Green to Red
Days to First Harvest and Maturity: 65-73 green, 85 red.
Wall Thickness: Medium
Scoville Heat Units (approximate SHU): 2000-4000
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: 24-30"
Plant Spread: 20"
Fruit: Showy
Uses: Vegetable
Suitable as Annual


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Posted by Weedwhacker (Ford River, Michigan UP - Zone 4b) on Jul 25, 2014 1:52 PM

This is a hybrid, medium-hot pepper, about 8 inches long, that starts out green and turns red. Very productive in my northern garden, and one of the varieties I grow every year. Excellent for adding just a bit of heat to any dish -- I love to dice up both red and green peppers and add to sweet corn, for my own "Mexicorn." Also good raw in a salad. About 73 days to maturity.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Is this actually a Garden Salsa? by Weedwhacker Aug 29, 2014 7:17 AM 2
Pepper Growing 2017 by CarolineScott Oct 26, 2017 10:08 PM 459

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