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Chupetinho

A Brazilian chilli that bears loads of small, fruity-flavoured teardrop-shaped fruit on bushy plants with gracefully spreading branches.

Approximate heat level: 27,000 SHU
Habanero chill var. ChupentinhoHabanero chilli var. Chupetinho

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Price: £2.00
Description

Capsicum chinense

The gracefully spreading branches of the bushy plants bear loads of small, teardrop-shaped fruit that measure 15 x 25mm. The fruit have a wonderful, fruity flavour. The are red when mature and are modestly hot for a habanero. Given their flavour, size and heat level, they are perfect for pickling, which is one way they are used in Brazil. Though the bushy plants can be quite substantial, they grow brilliantly in pots as small as 20cm in diameter.

Of Brazilian origin, this chilli also goes by many names, including "Little Beak", "Pimenta de Bico", "Biquinho" and "Chupetinha".  There is also a version of this chilli that is identical in appearance, but is extremely mild, which makes them wonderful in salads. These are often sold as picked fruit in jars under the names "Pearl" or "Roquito" depending on the manufacturer.

We sell the very mild version under the name Biquinho Yellow.

Approximate number of seed per pack: 20