Pepper Hot Biquinho – Item #4687


Biquinho Chile peppers are tear-drop shaped pods averaging 1″ in length, first discovered growing wild in South America. They have an initial tangy, citrus taste followed by a sweet and slightly smoky flavor reminiscent of a habanero pepper, without the heat. SHU ranges from 500-1000 depending on their growing environment. They are increasingly popular among home gardeners and with their ornamental growth habit, they look amazing in containers.

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Additional information

Weight 0.044375 lbs
Dimensions .125 × 3.25 × 4.5 in

Planting & Harvesting

Seed Depth: 1/4″ (6mm)

Plant Space: 18-24″ (46-61cm)

Row Space: 36″ (91cm)

Sprouts In: 10-14 days

Unless you live in a year-round warm climate, start seeds indoors eight to ten weeks before last frost. Keep soil temperature at (75-80˚F) for best germination. Pinch off any flowers or fruit from starts and harden off 10 days before transplanting outdoors. At planting, apply a slow release fertilizer to each hole and water in thoroughly. Grow in full sun in well-draining soil. Water regularly, allowing the top inch of soil to dry slightly between watering.

Post-harvest, peppers will keep up to one week when loosely stored whole and unwashed in a plastic or paper bag in the refrigerator. Well suited for raw and cooked applications, and popular as a garnish and pickled condiment. 

Additional Information

Botanical Name: Capsicum chinense

Matures In: 95 days

Attributes: Heirloom