Hot Pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Santa Fe Grande') in the Peppers Database

Year Introduced: 1965
Country of Origin: USA, New Mexico
Hybridizer or Originator: Peto Seeds

Data specific to Peppers (Edit)
General Type: Wax
Pepper Shape: Tapered
Fruit Length: 3 - 4 inches
Fruit Width at Shoulders: 0.75 - 1.25 inches
Fruit Ripening Color Sequence: Green to Orange to Red
Days to First Harvest and Maturity: 60-70 green, 75-80 red.
Wall Thickness: Thick
Scoville Heat Units (approximate SHU): 500 - 700
Heat: Mild 100-2500 SHU

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

Santa Fe Grande

Photo gallery:

Posted by DanCarmona (Fort Wayne, Indiana - Zone 5a) on Jan 19, 2012 10:55 AM

Santa Fe Grande
Capsicum: Annuum
Origin: USA
PI: 635843
Flower: erect, stellate
Petals: white
Spots: no
Calyx: toothless
Pods: Yellow > orange > red, 2-3"
Seed: yellow-brown
Leaves: medium, glabrous
Plant height: 18-24"
Maturity: 80 Days
Habit: sturdy tall bush
Scoville units: 5,000-8000
Germ. Time: 1 wk > 2 mo.

This medium sized attractive open pollinated variety produce a very heavy crop of conical shaped thick walled 3in fruits which have a pendant habit. The peppers start off as a pale yellow color, before maturing to either a brilliant orange color or to a very fiery red. The peppers have a slightly sweet taste and are about the same heat as a Jalapeno and are delicious fresh, and also perfect for pickling and freezing.

[ Reply to this comment | Give a thumbs up ]

Posted by lovemyhouse (Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) - Zone 8a) on Aug 21, 2014 9:13 AM

First year growing this pepper. Does well in containers. Fruit is much milder (to me) than jalapenos and I sometimes slice them and eat them raw, or put them on sandwiches and in salads. Will definitely grow it next year.

[ Reply to this comment | Give a thumbs up ]

Plant Events from our members
p1mkw On March 29, 2011 Plant emerged
p1mkw On March 20, 2011 Seeds sown
lovesblooms On March 13, 2016 Seeds germinated
lovesblooms On March 5, 2016 Seeds sown
lovesblooms On February 15, 2015 Seeds germinated
lovesblooms On February 7, 2015 Seeds sown
» Post your own event for this plant

Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Chiltepin's by MaryMcP Jun 9, 2010 10:06 PM 22

« Add a new plant to the database

» Search the Peppers Database: by characteristics or by cultivar name

« See the general plant entry for Peppers (Capsicum)

« The Peppers Database Front Page

« The Plants Database Front Page

Today's site banner is by kniphofia and is called "Autumn smoke bush"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.