Pepper hot (Capsicum frutescens)
Gusto Green F1
Early yielding with a semi-compact plant habit bred for patio containers plus pots. Can be eaten at the bright green fruit stage before they mature to red with medium to strong heat 39,000 SHU. Very prolific producing over 100 fruits per plant. Best finished in 12cm pots for commercial sales before placing in larger garden containers.
English common name: Chili Pepper
Scoville units / heat level: 39,000
Average fruit size: 8 x 2cm (length x width)
Average fruits per plant: 100 plus
Plant type: semi-determinate (needs some support)
Production: greenhouse and outdoors in pots
Culinary use: Sliced in hot salads, chopped in stir-fries or other Asian dishes.
Note: handle fruits with care, washing hands thoroughly after handling the fruits, due to the heat level.