Hot Pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Charleston Hot') in the Peppers Database

Heredity: Open Pollinated
Country of Origin: South Carolina, USA
Hybridizer or Originator: USDA

Data specific to Peppers (Edit)
General Type: Cayenne
Pepper Shape: Cylindrical
Fruit Length: 3 - 5"
Fruit Width at Shoulders: 0.75"
Fruit Ripening Color Sequence: Green to Yellow to Orange to Red
Days to First Harvest and Maturity: 70 yellow-green, 85 red.
Wall Thickness: Thin
Scoville Heat Units (approximate SHU): 70,000 - 100,000
Heat: Hot 30K-300K SHU

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 18 - 30"
Fruit: Showy
Uses: Vegetable
Suitable as Annual

Charleston Hot

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Posted by DanCarmona (Fort Wayne, Indiana - Zone 5a) on Jan 16, 2012 12:48 PM

Capsicum: Annuum
Origin: USA
PI: 640825
Flower: erect, stellate
Petals: purple
Spots: no
Calyx: toothless
Pods: 4-6"L Green > reddish orange
Seed: yellow-brown
Leaves: medium, glabrous
Plant height: 18-24"
Maturity: 85 Days
Habit: sturdy, tree-like bush
Scoville units: 70,000-100,000
Germ. Time: 1 wk > 2 mo.

Developed by the USDA at Clemson University in South Carolina In 1993. Thin fruit. It is straight to slightly curved because it is a Cayenne.

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