Hot Pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Super Chili') in the Peppers Database

Heredity: Hybrid
Country of Origin: USA
Hybridizer or Originator: Petoseed/Seminis

Data specific to Peppers (Edit)
General Type: Ornamental
Other: Piquin
Pepper Shape: Tapered
Other: Conical
Fruit Length: 1.5 - 2.5 inches
Fruit Width at Shoulders: 0.375 - 0.5 inch
Fruit Ripening Color Sequence: Green to Orange to Red
Days to First Harvest and Maturity: 60-70 green, 85 orange-red
Scoville Heat Units (approximate SHU): 40,000 - 50,000
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: 15 - 30 inches
Fruit: Showy
Fruiting Time: Summer
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Uses: Vegetable
Suitable as Annual
Edible Parts: Fruit
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Pollinators: Self
Awards and Recognitions: AAS (All-America Selection®): 1988 AAS winner


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Posted by Weedwhacker (Ford River, Michigan UP - Zone 4b) on Aug 2, 2015 10:43 AM

This is a nice, bushy plant that starts setting fruit early in the season. Light green 2 to 2-1/2-inch peppers change to orange and then red, grow pointing upward, and are about as hot as a cayenne pepper -- wearing gloves when cutting these little firecrackers up is strongly advised! This variety makes a nice ornamental and is very suitable for growing in pots. The peppers can be used to make hot sauce, and they also dry nicely and can be used for making your own crushed peppers and "cayenne" pepper.

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