Hot Pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Punjab Lal') in the Peppers Database

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Fruit: Showy
Uses: Vegetable
Suitable as Annual

Punjab Lal  Capsicum Annuum  Origin: India  PI: 640494

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Posted by DanCarmona (Fort Wayne, Indiana - Zone 5a) on Dec 18, 2015 11:56 AM

Punjab Lal
Punjab Lal is a long cayenne , that keeps growing, reaching up to 6in to 8in in length, tapering down to a point. The pods from green to a bright red with a good heat content and flavor.
Punjab Lal is a slender cayenne pepper from East Asia. Punjabs are extremely hot with a sweet, intense, almost fruity flavor. They are great for hot pickles, sauces and ground for seasoning. 
Capsicum: Annuum
Origin: India
PI: 640494
Scoville units: 70,000-85,000
Type: Cayenne
Taste: sweet, intense, almost fruity flavor
Uses: drying, fresh salsas, powder
Fruit color & size: 6" > 8" green > red
Fruit position & shape: pendant, elongate
Plant height: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Maturity: 80 days
Habit: sturdy, tree-like bush
Germ. time:·2-6 weeks @ 75-90°

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