Rooster Spur

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Rooster Spur
Classification C. annuum
Type cayenne, chili
Fruit color red
Fruit shape long
Fruit size small
Heat level hot
Scoville Heat Units (SHU) 30,000 - 50,000
Maturity midseason
Variety type family heirloom, open-pollinated
Country USA
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Rooster Spur - ripe fruit. 2014-08-13.


Bright red slim pods up to 1.5-2" long. Very good dried and ground into chili powder. Compact plants well suited for pots. Early fruit set and maturity. Medium to high heat and lovely flavor. Dries very easily. Plants are extremely productive.

Seed source:

Pepper Gal

Year grown: 2014

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


  • An heirloom hot pepper from Virgil T. Ainsworth of Laurel, Mississippi. Grown in his family for more than 100 years.
  • Traditionally used to make Rooster Pepper Sausage.
  • This pepper has been listed in the SSE Yearbooks since the 1980s.
  • SSE PEPPER 46.

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