Hot Pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Ammazzo') in the Peppers Database

Heredity: Open Pollinated
Country of Origin: Italy

Data specific to Peppers (Edit)
General Type: Ornamental
Pepper Shape: Round
Fruit Length: 0.5 - 1.25 inches
Fruit Width at Shoulders: 0.5 - 1.5 inches
Fruit Ripening Color Sequence: Green to Red
Days to First Harvest and Maturity: 70 - 80 green, 85 red.
Scoville Heat Units (approximate SHU): 1300 - 2500
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: 24 - 36 inches
Fruit: Showy
Uses: Vegetable
Suitable as Annual


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Posted by DanCarmona (Fort Wayne, Indiana - Zone 5a) on Jan 15, 2012 10:31 AM

Capsicum: Annuum
Origin: Italy
PI: PI 592836
Flower: erect, stellate
Petals: white
Spots: no
Calyx: toothless or 5 small
Pods: ½" X ¾" green > red
Seed: yellow-brown
Leaves: medium, glabrous
Plant height: 18-24"
Maturity: 80 Days
Habit: sturdy, tree-like bush
Scoville units: 30,000-50,000
Bonchi: yes Ammazzo
Germ. Time: 1 wk > 2 mo.

This a small Italian cherry variety where 'Ammazzo' translates as 'small bunch of flowers'. This very unusual, ornamental pepper bears clusters of 8 to 15 individual fruits which measure 1/2" high x 3/4" wide and resemble small red marbles in a green bowl. The peppers mature from dark green to red and although they are edible, the plant is best used as an ornamental. This white flowering variety is also known as 'Nosegay' or 'Joes Round'.

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