Database of Chilli Pepper Varieties
Species: Cardenasii | Origin: Bolivia | Heat: Very Hot
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A wild purple flowering species from Bolivia is thought to be the original progenitor of all Capsicums. Its common name in Ulupica. The pods are very small (1/2in x 1/8in) and egg shaped and ripen from green to red. Like the Rocoto, Capsicum Cardenasii has purple flowers.
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