Hot Pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Alcalde') 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


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Posted by DanCarmona (Fort Wayne, Indiana - Zone 5a) on Dec 18, 2015 12:00 PM

"Landrace Chile"
From northern NM at 6,300'. A native New Mexico chile. Mild-medium heat, with a complex, slightly sweet flavor when red.
While land-race varieties are genetically distinct from commercial chile cultivars, there is evidence that cross-pollination has occurred between the landrace-types and commercial cultivars, potentially threatening the distinction of these varieties.

 Capsicum: Annuum
Origin: New Mexico
PI: 659100
Scoville units : 500-700
Type: Anaheim/New Mex
Taste: complex, slight sweetness
Uses: drying, powder, stir-fry
Fruit color & size: green > red, 3"-4"
Fruit position & shape: erect, tapered
Plant height: 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Maturity: 80 days
Habit: sturdy, tree-like bush
Germ. time: 2-6 weeks @ 75-90°

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