Smooth Orange

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Smooth Orange
Classification C. annuum
Type jalapeño, chili
Fruit color orange
Fruit shape conical
Fruit size small
Heat level medium
Scoville Heat Units (SHU) 20,000-30,000
Maturity midseason
Variety type open-pollinated
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Smooth Orange - ripe fruit. 2014-07-26.


Leaves are a bit paler and more narrow than other pepper varieties. Plants start branching early and stay very compact for the large number of the pods they produce. Early flowering and fruit set. Pods are small and cylindrical in shape, about 2-2.5" long and 0.75" in diameter. They are smooth, as the name suggests, and mature from green to golden. Medium heat. Very prolific.

Seed source:

Seed Savers Heritage Farm, Decorah, Iowa (IA SSE HF) 13 / Tom Jerde of Westby, Wisconsin (WI JE T)

Year grown: 2014

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


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  • First offered in the Seed Savers 2001 Yearbook by Tom Jerde of Westby, Wisconsin (WI JE T).
  • SSE PEPPER 1851.
  • Introduced commercially by Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds in 2015.

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2014 . .
2013 1 .
2012 1 0
2011 1 0
2010 1 0
2009 1 .
2008 1 .

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