Chinese pepper is part of the Capsicum genus. Its scientific name is Capsicum chinense. Chinese pepper grows as an annual/perennial and is an edible fruit / vegetable. Being an annual / perennial plant, it tends to grow either as a single season plant, or a plant that can stay in your garden for many years. Chinese pepper is known for its forb habit and growing to a height of approximately 45.72 cm (1.49 feet). Popular varieties of Chinese pepper with home gardeners are Habanero, Bhut jolokia, Habanero Orange, Chocolate Habanero, and Caribbean Red Habanero.
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These plants have been known to grow well alongside Chinese pepper so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Chinese pepper so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Chinese pepper plants:
Tobacco Etch Virus (TEV) is caused when infected aphids and other insects com...
The Austrian botanist Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin erroneously named the species in 1776, because he believed that they originated in China.
Misspellings: Capsicum chinenese
18 Feb 2013
One of the hottest chilis in the world! A little tricky to germinate and the plants take a long time to set fruit but, once they do, they produce lots of golf-ball sized peppers with a somewhat fruity smell and taste. My plants last year grew to almost 5
22 Jan 2013
This little fellow was a branch that just broke off Now i think he’s ready to re-bottle-up He had 3 leaves when planted now he has 14 and a GREAT root system!
17 May 2012
These pepper plants are very healthy and producing a lot of peppers.
16 May 2012
These peppers are doing very good. I can see quite a few peppers already. The plants are very healthy.
30 Apr 2012
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Popular varieties of Chinese pepper
- Bhut jolokia
- Habanero Orange
- Chocolate Habanero
- Caribbean Red Habanero
- Scotch Bonnet
- Trinidad Scorpion
- Aji dulce
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Chinese pepper Forums
A group dedicated to the discussion of growing Bhut Jolokia Chili Peppers (a.k.a. the Ghost Pepper, Naga Jolokia). ...11 members / 3 topics