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

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

Price: £2.00

Capsicum chinense

The gracefully spreading branches of the bushy plants bear loads of small, teardrop-shaped fruit that measure 15 x 25mm. The fruit are red when mature and are modestly hot for a habanero. Given their 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 the names "pimenta de bico", "biquinho" and "chupetinha".  There is also a sweet pepper (no heat whatsoever) that is identical in appearance; these are sold as picked fruit in jars where they may be called "Pearl".

Approximate number of seed per pack: 20