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Chili pepper 'Black Cuban'

Capsicum annuum longum group

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Black Cuban is part of the Capsicum genus and is a Chili pepper variety. Its scientific name is Capsicum annuum longum group 'Black Cuban'. This variety is an Vegetable that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Black Cuban normally grows to a max height of 1.49 feet (45.72 cm metric).

Mexico is believed to be where Black Cuban originates from.

Typically, Black Cuban Chili pepper is normally fairly low maintenance and can thus be quite easy to grow - only a basic level of care is required throughout the year to ensure it thrives. Being aware of the basic growing conditions this plant likes (soil, sun and water) will result in a strong and vibrant plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Black Cuban have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Black Cuban

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Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Black Cuban is thought of as tender, so it is really important to ensure that the outside temperature is well above freezing before planting or moving outdoors. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Black Cuban are Zone 5 and Zone 12. Black Cuban requires a loamy and sandy soil with a ph of 7.0 - 8.5 - it grows best in neutral soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Black Cuban from seed

Look to ensure a distance 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - bury at a depth of at least 0.2 inches (0.5 cm) deep. Soil temperature should be kept higher than 18°C / 64°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Black Cuban about 38 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Black Cuban

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Black Cuban is a tender plant.

Harvesting Black Cuban

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