Capsicum annum 'Apache'

Capsicum annum 'Apache'

Chilli pepper

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Capsicum annum 'Apache'
  • Common name: Chilli pepper
  • Plant type: Fruit
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 45cm

Spread: 30cm

Flower colour:
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Fruit

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Chilli peppers, Capsicum annuum longum group, are grown for their fiery heat. This is caused by the alkaloid capsaicin, which is measured in Scoville Units. Most chilli peppers, even though they seem to have a hot bite, have only about 6000 units, compared to 'Habanero' which has an astonishing 200,000 units. Chillies are grown in the same way as sweet peppers but the fruit can be picked at any stage, when the colour is green or red.

Capsicum annum 'Apache' is a dwarf chilli pepper, ideal for growing in pots on windowsills. It bears masses of medium-sized, hot chillies in a variety of colours from yellow to red. Chillies measure up to 75,000 on the Scoville Scale. For the hottest chillies, grow 'Apache' in full sun and water sparingly.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Harvest
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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Harmful if ingested

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