Bushy plants producing small, fruity-flavoured teardrop-shaped fruit on gracefully spreading branches.

Heat level: hot
(approx. 27,000 SHU)


Capsicum chinense

The gracefully spreading branches of the bushy plants bear loads of small, teardrop-shaped fruit that measure 15 x 25mm. The fruit, which have a wonderful, fruity flavour, are red when mature and are modestly hot for a  habanero. Given their flavour, size and heat level, these chillies 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 3 litres.

We sell two very mild version of this chilli under the names Biquinho Red and Biquinho Yellow.

Heat level: hot (approx. 27,000 SHU)
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Approximate number of seed per pack: 20

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Of Brazilian origin, ‘Biquinho’ chillies are known by several other names. A common one is "Chupetinho" , but there is also "pimenta de bico", "Little Beak" and "chupetinha". Pickled versions of the fruit are sold under the names "Pearl" or "Roquito", depending on the manufacturer.
Sea Spring Seeds, uses the name "Biquinho" for the very mild red and yellow versions, and "Chupetinho" for a variety that looks identical, but produces fruit that are hot.