Ornamental Pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Black Cuban') in the Peppers Database

Heredity: Open Pollinated
Country of Origin: Cuba

Data specific to Peppers (Edit)
General Type: Ornamental
Other: Piquin
Pepper Shape: Other: Conical
Fruit Length: 1 - 1.5 inches
Fruit Width at Shoulders: 0.375 - 0.5 inch
Fruit Ripening Color Sequence: Other: Purplish black to Red
Days to First Harvest and Maturity: 70 - 80 Purplish black, 100 red.
Scoville Heat Units (approximate SHU): 40,000 - 80,000
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: 20 - 30 inches
Fruit: Showy
Uses: Vegetable
Suitable as Annual

Black Cuban

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Posted by DanCarmona (Fort Wayne, Indiana - Zone 5a) on Jan 15, 2012 1:36 PM

Capsicum: Annuum
Origin: Cuba
Flower: erect, stellate
Petals: purple
Spots: no
Calyx: toothless
Pods: 2 X 3" Green > red
Seed: yellow-brown
Leaves: medium, glabrous
Plant height: 18-24"
Maturity: 90 Days
Habit: sturdy, tree-like bush
Scoville units: 40,000-58,000
Germ. Time: 1 wk > 2 mo.

This highly ornamental Chiltepin plant has a tall upright growth habit with predominantly dark purple leaves, branches, trunk and brilliant purple flowers. The pods grow erect on long stalks starting off glossy black before maturing to bright red.. Like other tepin types, the pods are highly pungent. Very similar - if not the same as Black Cluster.

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