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

Heredity: Open Pollinated

Data specific to Peppers (Edit)
Pepper Shape: Other: Jalapeno shaped
Fruit Length: 3 - 4 inches
Fruit Width at Shoulders: 1 - 1.5 inches
Fruit Ripening Color Sequence: Green to Red
Days to First Harvest and Maturity: 80-85 color not specified
Wall Thickness: Thick
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: 14 - 18 inches
Fruit: Showy
Uses: Vegetable
Suitable as Annual

Posted by BookerC1 (Mackinaw, IL - Zone 5a) on Aug 22, 2014 11:01 PM

My husband is a connoisseur of extremely hot peppers. I, however, am something of a hot pepper wimp. I like jalapenos and peppers around that range, but these peppers are milder than that. These are my favorite "hot" peppers, as they have a bite to them, but they are still mild enough to slice onto a salad or sandwich. They give you a little burn, without bringing you to tears! These are much thicker walled than many of the horn-shaped peppers, rivaling or even exceeding the thickness of a bell pepper, though they are both shorter and narrower than a bell.

My plants are generally loaded with peppers. Pick them green if you like the heat, or let them mellow to red if you prefer a milder, fruitier level of heat. Either way, these little guys are delicious!

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