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Database of Chilli Pepper Varieties


CHARLESTON HOT

Species: Annuum | Origin: USA | Heat: Hot


developed by the USDA at Clemson University in South Carolina Cayenne type matures from light green to orange in72 days. Thin fruit. 70000 to 100000 SHU It is straight to slightly curved because it is a Cayenne, (but much hotter) and 4 to 5 inches long and 3/4 inch across. It matures from green to yellow to reddish orange. Plants are 18 inches tall. It is reported to contain 100,000 Scoville heat units, which is more than a typical Cayenne and about 1/3rd of the heat of a Habanero so is great for cooking with. A very hot, wild, miniature chili pepper usually harvested in the; wild in the southwestern U.S. Most homes in the southwest: have a plant or two growing in their garden.


Mark McMullan
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