Hot Pepper (Capsicum sinense 'Fatalii') in the Peppers Database

Heredity: Open Pollinated
Country of Origin: Central African Republic

Data specific to Peppers (Edit)
General Type: Other: Habanero type Sinense
Pepper Shape: Tapered
Other: Folded or ribbed
Fruit Length: 2.5 - 3.5 inches
Fruit Width at Shoulders: 1.25 - 1.5 inch
Fruit Ripening Color Sequence: Green to Yellow
Days to First Harvest and Maturity: 85 - 90+ color not specified
Wall Thickness: Thin
Scoville Heat Units (approximate SHU): 125,000 - 325,000
Heat: Hot 30K-300K SHU

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


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Posted by DanCarmona (Fort Wayne, Indiana - Zone 5a) on Jan 21, 2012 10:47 AM

Capsicum: sinense
Origin: Central African Republic
Flower: stellate, small, bell-shaped
Petals: white
Spots: No
Calyx: Almost toothless
Pods: 3" long X 1 ΒΌ" Light green, yellow
Seed: yellow-brown
Leaves: large, uneven
Plant height: 24-36"
Maturity: 100 days
Habit: small, usually low tree
Scoville units: 100,000-300,000
Germ. Time: 3 wk. >.3 mo.

This chile is one of the hottest, if not the hottest on earth. A Habanero relative and sometimes spelled Fatalli, this prolific plant can grow up to 4ft tall, although 2ft is more common. They have a fruity, almost citrus-like flavor and make a very attractive-colored hot sauce.

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