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Chili pepper 'Medusa'    

Capsicum annuum longum group

  • 10 plantings
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Medusa is part of the Capsicum genus and is a Chili pepper variety. Its scientific name is Capsicum annuum longum group 'Medusa'. This variety typically produces fruit in the following colours:   Cadmium red and   Pastel yellow. The leaves of this particular variety normally show as   Cadmium green colour.

PVP#200000140 issued to PanAmerican Seed Company
Date filed: 01/21/2000, Certificate Issued 03/23/2001
Years protected: 20

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. Medusa normally grows with a mound-forming habit with a max height of 1.49 feet (that's 45.72 cm metric).

Mexico is believed to be where Medusa originates from.

Typically, Medusa 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 Medusa have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Medusa

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Medusa is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Medusa are Zone 5 and Zone 12. Medusa 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 Medusa from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.2 inches (0.5 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 18°C / 64°F to ensure good germination.

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

Transplanting Medusa

Ensure that temperatures are mild (minimum night temperatures should be around 4°C / 39°F) and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Medusa is a tender plant.

Harvesting Medusa

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