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Chili pepper 'Pizza Chile Pepper'

Capsicum annuum longum group

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Belonging to the Capsicum genus (Capsicum annuum longum group 'Pizza Chile Pepper'), Pizza Chile Pepper is a variety of Chili pepper. Pizza Chile Pepper is generally thought of as a open-polliated variety.

A mild Jalapeno type chili which is tapered to a point, ‘like a pizza slice’. Smooth skin, attractive conical shape. Bright red when fully ripe. “Just enough flavor not to burn your mouth off.” Sold by Ali’s Organics. 1

Waialua chili pepper AKA Pizza Chile
is a Jalapeno shaped, weighing about 26g. Matures in about 75-80 days. Pepper is resistant to Bacterial Wilt and is tolerant to root knot nematodes. Fruits mature to a beautiful red color. Milder and sweeter flavored than Jalapeno. Fruits are about 1.5 to 2 inches in length. 2

A perennial, Pizza Chile Pepper normally grows to a max height of 1.49 feet (45.72 cm metric).

Mexico is believed to be where Pizza Chile Pepper originates from.

Being a fairly low maintenance plant, Pizza Chile Pepper Chili pepper is normally quite easy to grow provided a minimum level of care is given throughout the year. It will be helpful to note the correct soil, sun and water needs of this plant to ensure that this plant thrives.

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

How to grow Pizza Chile Pepper

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Some varieties may need to be supported with a cane as the fruit develops.

Enjoys a full sun position in your garden and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Pizza Chile Pepper is thought of as tender, so remember to ensure that temperatures are mild before moving outdoors. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 5 - 12 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Planting Pizza Chile Pepper in loamy and sandy soil with a ph of between 7.0 and 8.5 is ideal for as it does best in neutral soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Pizza Chile Pepper from seed

Aim to sow 0.2 inches (0.5 cm) deep and try to ensure a gap of at least 1.95 inches (5.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 18°C / 64°F to ensure good germination.

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

Transplanting Pizza Chile Pepper

Transplant out when all danger of frost has passed.

As Pizza Chile Pepper is tender, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Harvesting Pizza Chile Pepper

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by late summer.

Chili pepper Pizza Chile Pepper Etymology

This OP pepper variety happens to be identical to Waialua chili/Hawaiian Sweet Hot. I’ve grown both of them, and they really are identical. Please see Waialua Chili entry for more info. 3

Misspellings of Chili pepper 'Pizza Chile Pepper'

Chile Pizza (Mild Jalapeno), Pizza Chile, Chile Pizza, Pizza Pepper, Pizza Jalapeno, wailua chile

Other Names for Chili pepper 'Pizza Chile Pepper'

Waialua Chile, Hawaiian Sweet Hot


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