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Common Name: Black Pearl Ornamental Pepper      Latin Name: Capsicum annum 'Black Pearl'      Size: 0 (min) to 0 (max)
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Capsicum annum 'Black Pearl'

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Category: Annual
Family: SOLANACEAE
Genus: Capsicum
species: annum
Cultivar: 'Black Pearl'
Origin:
Size: 0 (min) to 0 (max)
Size Description:
Notes:
Height x width: 1 to 2 feet tall and wide
Growth habit: Rounded form at maturity
Foliage: Alternate leaves 1-5 inches long. Usually green, although some cultivars have purple or variegated foliage
Flowers: Small white flowers that produce green fruits that ripen into black, yellow, red, cream or purple. Fruits are 1” to several inches long. These vary in shape from oblong to long, narrow, and curved.
Culture: Full sun to part shade and well-drained soils
Pests and problems: Whiteflies, aphids, spider mites, fungal leaf spots, bacterial leaf spots, various viral diseases
Uses: Grown for its decorative fruits as a bedding plant or in a container. Usually produce fruit from midsummer until frost, but flowering and fruit set may also be forced in early winter for holiday sales or in spring for bedding plant sales. The fruit is often hot, sometimes dangerously so. However, some cultivars such as the 2002 All-America Selections winner Chilly Chili have been bred to have mild fruit.
Propagation: Seeds
Related species:
Bell, wax, pimiento and jalapeno peppers are also in the species C. annuum
‘Black Pearl’ was a 2006 AAS winner, with shiny, round black fruit on 18 inch plants.
Notes courtesy of Sue Trusty.
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Plant Images and Specimens
Location: Civic Garden Center 2715 Reading Rd Cincinnati OH 45206
Specimen: 34
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Leaves fo Capsicum annum
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Bandan Jones
Season: Summer
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Pepper of Capsicum annum
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Bandan Jones
Season: Summer
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Capsicum annum
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Bandan Jones
Season: Summer
Location: Spring Grove Ave. between Beech and Vine 5304 Spring Grove Avenue Cincinnati OH
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 55.673291933333300 Longitude: 12.567563683333300] Specimen: 3304
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