May 24, 2017  Week: 21

Pepper Mad Hatter

New variety!
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Scientific Name : Capsicum baccatum

Common Name : Specialty/Hot Pepper

Blooming Season : Summer

Plant Habit : Mounded, Upright

Spacing : 24 - 36" (61 - 91cm)

Height : 36 - 48" (91 - 122cm)

Width : 36 - 48" (91 - 122cm)

Exposure : Sun

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Seed supplied as: Raw.
New & Cool Heats Up Sales!
Different. One-of-a-kind. Versatile. That’s what stands out in the garden centre and at fresh markets. And that’s why you’ll definitely want to add Mad Hatter to your order – this intriguing specialty/hot pepper ticks the box on all counts: Looks, performance, taste and that oh-so-cool factor! This unique Capsicum baccatum is early and very productive, yielding more fruit than similar O.P. varieties. It won’t be long until your customers are asking for Mad Hatter by name!

Days from transplant to harvest: 65 to 70 mature green; 85 to 90 ripe red
Fruit size (L x W): 2 to 3.5 in. x 2 to 2.5 in./5 to 9 cm x 5 to 6 cm
Growth: Indeterminate
Level of heat: Mild (“1 pepper”)

Plug crop time: 5 to 6 weeks
Transplant to finish: 4 to 7 weeks

  • Eye-catching flattened-disc shaped fruit has lobes or wings, and is crunchy and crisp for perfect fresh eating at mature green or ripe red stage.
  • Fruit has a delicate floral scent and rich flavour that intensifies and sweetens as it matures.
  • When grown in hot, dry climates, a small percentage of fruit will have a touch of heat close to the seed cavity, but fruit wings will always remain sweet.
  • Large-stature plants benefit from a support or trellis.

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