Oct 16, 2019  Week: 42

Primero Red Pepper

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Scientific Name : Capsicum chinense

Common Name : Hot Pepper, Habanero Pepper

Blooming Season : Summer, Late Spring

Plant Habit : Mounded

Spacing : 18 - 24" (46 - 61cm)

Height : 18 - 24" (46 - 61cm)

Width : 18 - 24" (46 - 61cm)

Exposure : Sun

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Seed supplied as: Raw.

Type : Hot

Heat : 4 - hot

Class : Habanero

Habit : Large, vigorous

Fruit Color : Green to red

Fruit Size : 2.75-3.5 in./7-9 cm long x 1.25-1.5 in./3-4 cm wide

Disease Resistance : IR: TSWV

Days to maturity from transplant (green) : 60-65

Days to maturity from transplant (ripe) : 75-80

Production Method : Field

  • One of the earliest ripening habaneros on the market, with fruit ready to harvest as early as bell peppers.
  • Produces huge yields of fruit larger than other standard habaneros, with just about one-third the heat.
  • Early flowering – can be sold in large pots with flowers and immature fruit.
  • Best in containers or in-ground.

    Bred in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin.