BALLOON (PI 497974)

Species: Baccatum Origin: Brazil Heat: Mild

This variety has many names: Balloon, Pimenta Cambuci, Campane, Peri Peri, Ubatuba Cambuci, Nepalese bell, Aji Flor, Orchid and Bishops Hat to name a few!! This very unusual pod shaped variety is believed to have been transfered from South America to Europe by the Portuguese in the 18th century and is actually part of the species Capsicum baccatum var. pendulum. The plants are quite large growing 3 to 4 ft tall and produce 30 to 50 extremely weird 3 or 4 flat winged, wrinkled almost flying saucer like 1 ½" wide pods. The flesh of each pod is thin athough crisp to taste and they mature from green to red approximately 90-100 days after seedlings have emerged. The body of the pods have some detectable heat, but the wings are sweet and mild.


© Mark McMullan

© Mark McMullan
 

BOLIVIAN RAINBOW

Species: Annuum Origin: Bolivia Heat: Medium

Grown for centuries in Bolivia, this stunning ornamental 2-3ft purple flowering plant produces hundreds of ¾" long by ½" wide upright growing edible peppers. The peppers are shaped like small bullets and mature through various shades of purple to yellows, oranges and finally to bright red when ripe. The full rainbow of colours are present at the same time. Although the fruits are highly ornamental, they are also very pungent so care should be taken when fruits are handled. Probably one of the best choices for those seeking to brighting up the patio or garden. ## HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ##


© Jukka Kilpinen

© Jukka Kilpinen
 

CAMPANE (PI 497974)

Species: Baccatum Origin: Brazil Heat: Mild

This variety has many other names: Balloon, Pimenta Cambuci, Peri Peri, Ubatuba Cambuci, Aji Flor, Orchid and Bishops Hat to name a few!! This very unusual pod shaped variety is believed to have been transfered from South America to Europe by the Portuguese in the 18th century and is actually part of the species Capsicum baccatum var. pendulum. The plants are quite large growing 3 to 4 ft tall and produce 30 to 50 extremely weird 3 or 4 flat winged, wrinkled almost flying saucer like 1 ½" wide pods. The flesh of each pod is thin athough crisp to taste and they mature from green to red approximately 90-100 days after seedlings have emerged. The body of the pods have some detectable heat, but the wings are sweet and mild. Campane means 'bell' in Italian.


© Virtual Pepper
 

CHAPEU DE FRADE (PI 497974)

Species: Baccatum Origin: Brazil Heat: Mild

This variety has many names: Balloon, Pimenta Cambuci, Campane, Peri Peri, Ubatuba Cambuci, Aji Flor, Orchid and Bishops Hat to name a few!! This very unusual pod shaped variety is believed to have been transfered from South America to Europe by the Portuguese in the 18th century and is actually part of the species Capsicum baccatum var. pendulum. The plants are quite large growing 3 to 4 ft tall and produce 30 to 50 extremely weird 3 or 4 flat winged, wrinkled almost flying saucer like 1 ½" wide pods. The flesh of each pod is thin athough crisp to taste and they mature from green to red approximately 90-100 days after seedlings have emerged. The body of the pods have some detectable heat, but the wings are sweet and mild.


© Gabor Rabi (www.spicy.hu)
 

CHERRY

Species: Annuum Origin: USA Heat: Mild

Introduced into England from the West Indies in 1759 (although thought to originate from America), this variety takes its name after the appearance of its pods. Many hybridised varieties have since been developed. So named for their resemblance to the familiar fruit, cherry peppers are round and red. They range in pungency from mild to moderately hot. Cherry peppers are sold fresh, and also are commonly pickled and sold in jars. Scoville units: 0-3,500.


© Mats & Patricia Pettersson

© Mats & Patricia Pettersson
 

ETNA

Species: Annuum Origin: Thailand Heat: Hot

Etna is a large type hybrid hot pepper, 15-18 cm long and 2-2.5 cm in diameter. Fruits have smooth thick wall, green skin in early stage and turning into red when fully matured. Long and large fruits are very pungent and have long shelf life. Plants are very vigorous and very productive. Very popular for commercial production and home gardening in Thailand and Southern Asia.


© Evergreen seeds
 

HABANERO PEACH

Species: Chinense Origin: Unknown Heat: Very Hot

This is an ideal Habanero chili plant for in the house or on the office desk, compact 16-18" plants are absolutely loaded with peach-coloured fruits.


© Chris Phillips

© Jeff Nekola UWGB
 

INFERNO FI HYBRID

Species: Annuum Origin: USA Heat: Medium

This is an early producing Hungarian Wax hybrid which produce exceptionally good yields of 8in long x 1.5in wide smooth tapered pods that ripen from lime green through orange to red. These easy to grow peppers are sweet tasting with some heat and a good variety for pickling. 2500-4500 SHU (60-65 days)


© Julian Livsey

© Julian Livsey
 

NAGA MORICH (DORSET NAGA)

Species: Chinense Origin: Bangladesh Heat: Nuclear

Naga Morich meaning 'snake or serpent Chile’ is an apt name for this ferociously hot variety as eating even the smallest slither of one of these pods is described by some as like drinking cobra venom!!. It is believed to be very closely related to its Indian cousin, the Bhut jolokia (Bih jolokia) and extreme care should be taken when handling these firebombs. In recent tests, one Naga Morich pod registered 1,598,227 SHU. The thin walled wrinkled pods have a high degree of variability in shape although they are generally wedge shaped with three locules and average about 2 inches long by 1 inch wide. They ripen from a rich green through to yellow/orange and finally to a rich red approximately 120 days after transplanting. The extremely long, curved and annular constriction of the Calyx at junction with the peduncle is also a notable feature of this variety. Plants are large and bushy, with ours growing almost 3ft tall. Leaves are ovate in shape and pale green in colour. Plants also display multiple pods and flowers per node (often 5-6 pods per node) and corollas possess the characteristic greenish tinge of other varieties in the chinense species. It is used sparingly (and with great care!) in Bengali cookery and is thought to originate from Northern Bangladesh.


© Mark McMullan

© Mark McMullan
 

PERI PERI (PI 497974)

Species: Baccatum Origin: Brazil Heat: Mild

This variety has many names: Balloon, Pimenta Cambuci, Campane, Ubatuba Cambuci, Aji Flor, Orchid and Bishops Hat to name a few!! This very unusual pod shaped variety is believed to have been transfered from South America to Europe by the Portuguese in the 18th century and is actually part of the species Capsicum baccatum var. pendulum. The plants are quite large growing 3 to 4 ft tall and produce 30 to 50 extremely weird 3 or 4 flat winged, wrinkled almost flying saucer like 1 ½" wide pods. The flesh of each pod is thin athough crisp to taste and they mature from green to red approximately 90-100 days after seedlings have emerged. The body of the pods have some detectable heat, but the wings are sweet and mild.


© Allen M Boatman

© Mickey Baker
 

 

 

BALLOON (PI 497974)
BOLIVIAN RAINBOW
CAMPANE (PI 497974)
CHAPEU DE FRADE (PI 497974)
CHERRY
HABANERO PEACH
INFERNO FI HYBRID
PERI PERI (PI 497974)
ROCOTILLO
TABASCO (PI 586675)
NAGA MORICH (DORSET NAGA)
ETNA