|Fresh fruits are known as "Chilacas". The medium hot peppers mature into dark brown, and are used for mole sauce. Great container or border plant.
C. annuum seeds should be started indoors 8-10 weeks before last frost. Sow the seeds in sandy soil and give them warmth. Transplant 12-16 inches apart. Likes a fertilizer treatment once a month. To keep compact, pinch leaves on young plants. Full sun produces best growth and fruiting results.