Red Biquinho Pepper

$ 4.00 

Red Biquinho Pepper
Red Biquinho Pepper
Red Biquinho Pepper
Red Biquinho Pepper
Red Biquinho Pepper
Red Biquinho Pepper
Red Biquinho Pepper
Red Biquinho Pepper

Red Biquinho Pepper
Capsicum Chinense

days to maturity: 55 lime green; 75 red ripe
plant spacing: 1 plant per square foot
sunlight requirement: 6 - 14 hours
look out for: spider mites and white fly
harvest notes: pick the first peppers promptly when they reach full size to encourage further fruit set. 
scoville heat units: 500 - 1,000
annual

Pronounced bee-KEE-nyo, the name of this landrace from Brazil means “little beak,” and it will add a kiss of flavor to any dish you cook with it. The bright red 1 inch pods taper to a point like an inverted teardrop. The pepper has the distinctive smoky flavor like other members of this species, but also a rich fruitiness that is enhanced by sugar or sweet-and-sour marinades. It also makes the perfect garnish for barbecues and pickles. The 2 1/2 foot bushes should be spaced 18 inches apart. Also locally known as chupetinho or sweety drop. Like many small red peppers these can vary wildly in terms of spicyness with some peppers being sweet, some spicy.