Pusa Sadabahar

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Pusa Sadabahar
Classification C. annuum
Type cayenne
Fruit color red
Fruit shape slim
Fruit size small
Heat level very hot
Scoville Heat Units (SHU) 15,000-30,000?
Maturity midseason
Variety type open-pollinated
Country India
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Pusa Sadabahar - ripe fruit. 2014-10-10.


2.5-3' tall plants produce small tapered cayenne peppers in erect clusters. Pods mature to red and are 2-2.5" long and 0.3" in diameter. Leaves are dark green and more narrow compared to other C. annuum pepper varieties. This pepper is designed to make the Indian curries hot, as it produces insane amounts of delicious hot peppers.

Seed source:

Seed Savers Heritage Farm, Decorah, Iowa (IA SSE HF) 13 / James A Wolfe of Rogersville, Tennessee (TN WO J) / Terry Berke of Shanhua Tainan, Taiwan (TAIW BE T) 99

Year grown: 2014

Location: Zone 7b, PNW, Anmore, BC, Canada (760 ft above sea level)


  • Landrace from India.
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 1999 Yearbook by Terry Berke of Shanhua Tainan, Taiwan (TAIW BE T).
  • SSE PEPPER 2051.
  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), PI 640635. Seeds collected in India, but donated to the USDA from Taiwan in 1998.
  • Introduced commercially in Noprth America by Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds in 2015.

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2014 . .
2013 2 0
2012 1 0
2011 1 0
2010 1 .
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2008 1 .

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