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Ulupica (Capsicum cardenasii)

Capsicum: Cardenasii
Origin: Bolivia
Scoville units: 100,000
Blossom end shape: blunt
Fruit position and shape: erect, round
Fruit size and color: BB shot, green > red
Calyx shape: saucer shaped, 5 teeth
Flower: erect, rotate, small
Petals/Spots: purple/white star burst w/yellow
Filament color: white
Anther color: purple
Habit: sprawling bush
Stem: pubescent
Leaves: smooth, relatively small
Germ. Time: 3wk. > 3mo.
Maturity: 100 days
Plant height: 24-36"
This hybrid form is probably an answer to many questions around wild c.eximiums and domesticated c.pubescens'. It appears to exist both as an established, truly wild form (in Bolivia), and as an ad hoc crossing between these species. As a plant, it tends to be large - a lot bigger than small-berried, truly wild c.eximiums, and even larger than many c.pubescens plants. The leaves are somewhat pubescent and the general habit of the plant is rather erect, bushy, much less sprawling than that of its wilder cousins.

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