Hot Pepper (Capsicum sinense 'Beni Highlands') in the Peppers Database

Heredity: Open Pollinated
Country of Origin: Bolivia/Peru

Data specific to Peppers (Edit)
General Type: Other: Baccatum
Pepper Shape: Round
Other: Tomato shaped
Fruit Length: 0.5 - 0.75 inch
Fruit Width at Shoulders: 1 - 1.5 inches
Fruit Ripening Color Sequence: Green to Orange to Red
Days to First Harvest and Maturity: 80-90 color not specified
Scoville Heat Units (approximate SHU): 5000 - 40,000
Heat: Medium Hot 2.5-30K SHU

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Plant Height: 30 - 48+ inches
Fruit: Showy
Uses: Vegetable
Suitable as Annual


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Posted by DanCarmona (Fort Wayne, Indiana - Zone 5a) on Jan 15, 2012 1:26 PM

Capsicum: sinense
Origin: Bolivia
Flower: stellate, small, bell-shaped
Petals: white w/of green
Spots: No
Calyx: Almost toothless
Pods: 2" L, light green > golden yellow
Seed: yellow-brown
Leaves: large, uneven
Plant height: 18"
Maturity: 95 days
Habit: small, usually low tree
Scoville units: 30,000-50,000
Germ. Time: 3 wk. >.3 mo.

Plant produces high yields of 2 ¼" long by ¾" wide hot peppers. Peppers are very hot and turn from green, to lemon yellow, to golden yellow when mature. Plant has green stems, green leaves, and white flowers with a tint of green.

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