The Capsicum Pubescens species is quite different from all other domesticated species of peppers and is also the least cultivated and least widespread of them . General Information. Capsicum pubescens is a much-branched, erect, evergreen perennial plant with a more or less woody stem; it can grow up to 3 metres tall. 5 Oct Rocoto pepper (C. pubescens), is one of the domesticated species of the genus Capsicum in South America. Currently, its supply and demand.

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Fruit are delicious and very hot. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Several flowering plants growing close together Photograph by: Within this species, some of the more well-known varieties of pepper include: Right plant wrong place.

Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. Requires a very warm sunny position and a fertile well-drained soil. This page was last edited on 30 Octoberat I wonder if C. Our new book to be released soon is Edible Shrubs.

The sap of the plant can cause the skin to blister[].

Capsicum Pubescens

Plants are able to continue fruiting for 15 years in cool moist climates[]. If you have questions about a plant please use the Forum on this website as we do not have the resources caosicum answer questions ourselves. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Externally it is used in the treatment of sprains, unbroken chilblains, neuralgia, pleurisy etc[].


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The hairiness of the leaves, along with the black seeds, distinguish this species from others. Like all other species of the genus Capsicumplants of the species Capsicum pubescens grow as a shrub, but sometimes as climbing plants. You can unsubscribe at anytime. Capsicum pubescens is native to Bolivia and Peru [2] and dates back to pre-Incan times, finding traces of its presence in the Guitarrero Caves.

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It cannot grow in the shade. The fruit can be dried and ground into a powder for use as a pepper-like condiment[]. All plant pages have their own unique code. A cool primer to the Scoville scale and the hottest peppers in the world. Also gives other interesting information on the plants.

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This species is found primarily in Central and South Americaand is known only in cultivation. To leave a comment please Register or login here All comments need to be approved so will not appear immediately. Makes great chili sauce. Sergio Zapata Acha, Editor: The existence of Capsicum pubescens was documented by ancient Peruvians of the Paracas, Nazca, Moche, and Chimu cultures, through textiles, ceramics, and domestic remains.


In Peru the seeds are removed, the fruit stuffed with a savoury filling and then baked[]. Retrieved from ” https: Outside of this region, however, this species is found in very few locales.

Today, these peppers are now grown throughout Latin America. Capsicum Pubesscens pepper varieties Within this species, some of the more well-known varieties of pepper include: They provide a sweet aroma, sometimes even woody.

If trying them outdoors, then plant them out after the last expected frosts and give them the protection of a cloche or frame at least until they are established and growing away well. Capsicum pubescens is found in cultivation primarily in north-western South Americaas well as southern Central America.

I have successfully harvested seeds from them and now have two plants about 1m high. What Is The Scoville Scale? Please view the copyright link for more information.