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Capsicum annuum var. glabriusculum
Synonyms: C. annuum aviculare; C. annuum minimum

Common Name(s): Bird pepper
Family: Solanaceae
Growth Habit: Annual/Perennial
Growing Days: 110 to 160 (days)
Abs.Max=33° (C)    Opt.Max=27° (C)
Opt.Min=19° (C)    Abs.Min=13° (C)
Precipitation: 60 to 130 (cm.)
Winter Minimum:
Soil pH: 5.5 to 7
Soil Texture/Type: Medium to heavy textured soils
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day, short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Bright
Very small and very hot peppers. Naturalized in Pennsylvania.
Pythium, Phytothora, Sclerotinia, Rhizoctonia, Cercospora, Anthrachose, Powdery Mildew
Additive - flavoring, Genetic - chilipepper, Genetic - bellpepper


Geographical Origin:
Mexico, USA, Caribbean, Mesoamerica, Western South America
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