Chupetinho chilli plants are bushy with gracefully spreading branches that bear loads of small, teardrop-shaped fruit, measuring 15 x 25mm. The fruit are red when mature and are modestly hot for a habanero. The fruit are sweet tasting and fleshy, and given their size and heat level, are perfect for pickling, which is one way they are used in Brazil.
Though the plants are by no means compact, they grow brilliantly in pots as small as 20cm in diameter.
Of Brazilian origin, this chilli is known by several names. The two most common names are "Chupetinho" and "Biquinho", but others include "pimenta de bico" and "chupetinha". We, at Sea Spring Seeds, use the name "Chupetinho" on our seed packs. There is also another variety called "Pearl" that is appearance is identical to Chupetinho; it is just as sweet and good flavoured, but is a sweet pepper as it has no heat whatsoever. Pearl is the pickled sweet pepper that is often added to salads.
Approximate number of seed per pack: 20