Database of Chilli Pepper Varieties
CAPSICUM PRAETERMISSUM (PI 441654)
Species: Praetermissum | Origin: Brazil | Heat: Very Hot
A rare wild variety orginating from the jungles of Brazil. This plant can grow up to six feet tall in a single growing season and has thousands of cranberry sized fruit that ripen to red. The plant produces stunning flowers that are totally flat when fully opened, are purple edged with a white inner band and have a greenish yellow centre. Also known as Capsicum baccatum var. praetermissum and has been designated as a separate Capsicum species since 1983.
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