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Biquinho Yellow

A very sweet, fruity-flavoured Brazilian chilli that has almost no heat.

Approximate heat level: 400 SHU
A sweet, flavourful, mild Brazilian chilliBiquinho Yellow chili from Brazil

Price: £2.50

Capsicum chinense

Beautiful, teardrop-shaped fruit that ripen to a stunning bright yellow. The fruit are small (only 1.2 x 2.0cm in size), very very mild (a mere 400 SHUs) and beautiful. Add a wonderful fruity flavour and a crunchy texture, and you have the perfect snack for eating out-of-hand. All this on tidy, bushy plants that, for the most part, behave themselves. Though they do better in large pots, they can be grown in 1-2 litre pots.

The fruit are great in salads and stews. Thrown in whole, they can act as an intense "flavour bomb"! And if you like preserving produce, you can pickle these chillies whole for using all-year-round.

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 "Biquinho" for this very mild version, and "Chupetinho" a hotter version we also sell.  These are sold in jars as pickled peppers, where they may be called "Pearl" and "Roquito", depending on the manufactorer.

At Sea Spring Seeds we also sell another very similar variety under the name Chupetinho. The fruit of this variety are the same shape, size and flavour, but they ripen to a red and are much hotter.

Approximate number of seed per pack: 15