Scientific Name: Capsicum baccatum
Common Name: Specialty/Hot Pepper
Hardiness Degree: 40°F (4.4°C)
Blooming Season: Summer
Plant Habit: Mounded, Upright
Characteristics: Culinary Use
Fertilize: Every two weeks
Spacing: 24 - 36" (61 - 91cm)
Height: 36 - 48" (91 - 122cm)
Width: 36 - 48" (91 - 122cm)
General Information: Crunchy, crisp peppers have an unusual shape and a sweet flavor when eaten green or red.
Adds a touch of heat when grown in hot and dry climates, but still remain sweet.
Type: Hot Pepper
Days to maturity from transplant: 85-90 to full ripe, 65-70 to green
Fruit characteristics: Unique disc, green to red; L: 2-3.5 in./5-9 cm; W: 2-2.5 in./5-6 cm
Plant habit: Extra large, vigorous
Heat level: Mild (1 pepper)
Flat-disc peppers are crunchy and crisp, with delicate floral scent and rich flavour that intensifies/sweetens as it matures. In hot, dry climates, a small number of fruit will have a touch of heat close to the seed cavity, but fruit wings are always sweet. Best in-ground with support.
Plug crop time: 5 to 6 weeks
Transplant to finish: 4 to 7 weeks (no fruit), 7 to 9 weeks (green fruit)
Best for: Fresh Market Field, Home Garden In-ground