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Capulin Pepper

Capsicum annuum 'Capulin'

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Capulin Pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Capulin') at Roger's Gardens

Capulin Pepper fruit

Capulin Pepper fruit

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Height:  24 inches

Spacing:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Other Names:  Capulain Ancho Pepper

Group/Class:  Hot Poblano

Description:

This tall and sturdy variety produces excellent yields of mildly hot dark green peppers that mature to chocolate brown; excellent for drying, stuffing, grilling and roasting; suitable for large patio containers and full sun gardens

Edible Qualities

Capulin Pepper is an annual vegetable plant that is typically grown for its edible qualities, although it does have ornamental merits as well. It produces dark green heart-shaped peppers (which are technically 'berries') which are usually ready for picking from late summer to early fall. The fruit will often fade to dark brown over time. The peppers have a mild taste and a crisp texture.

The peppers are most often used in the following ways:

  • Cooking
  • Baking
  • Drying
  • Seasoning
  • Sauces

Planting & Growing

Capulin Pepper will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. When planted in rows, individual plants should be spaced approximately 24 inches apart. This vegetable plant is an annual, which means that it will grow for one season in your garden and then die after producing a crop.

This plant can be integrated into a landscape or flower garden by creative gardeners, but is usually grown in a designated vegetable garden. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone over the growing season to conserve soil moisture. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Capulin Pepper is a good choice for the vegetable garden, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
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