A great tabasco-relative chile pepper. It has a very hot pods and it produces very impressive amount of pods every time. Loves to grow in pots. This plant likes the hottest spot in your growing environment, especially when producing pods.
Some frutescens peppers were taken from Americas to Africa long ago, finding there a
new character due to different climate and farming. Many of these peppers are
called “Piri Piri” there. Dogo Nyoni is an excellent example of this kind of
hot pepper. It tastes quite a lot like famous Tabasco pepper without being
exactly similar to it – and believe us, this one is hot! Grows nicely in pots
and makes a great bonsai, too!
Here’s a fine example of a very rare wild frutescens pepper. These peppers are closely related to wild annuum “Tepin” peppers. So closely, actually, that the researchers debate which one developed first and where in South America. The origin of this variety is unknown, but it is believed that wild frutescens peppers originally grew in northern parts of South America. The tiny berry is not as hot as in some other wild capsicums, but its complex flavor makes it very good for drying and using as powder.
Challenge: 2 (sometimes wild peppers can be difficult to germinate)
Nice Capsicum frutescens from Hawaii. The plant is very sturdy and quite bushy. Loves a hot environment and grows very well in a pot. Great indoor plant! Pods ripen from light green to yellow-orange to red. Quite hot. Very good for home-made sauces.
Produces great yields and looks very good in small pot or as a bonsai chile pepper! If you grow it in a large pot, you will definitely get a huge plant with hundreds and hundreds of pods. The taste is very spicy and the heat level is definitely up there. Who wouldn't want to have a piece of living Madagascar in their home?
A "better version" of the classic Tabasco variety. This one is more prolific and more resistant to plant diseases.
Produces a huge amount of hot and unique tasting pods which are actually very good for culinary use. Don't make a mistake and think that the taste is anywhere near the overly vinegary famous sauce made from Tabasco peppers. This one is actually good.
Very easy to grow and the plant can easily produces pods for years and years.
Wild Capsicum frutescens chili pepper.
This one is very pretty with different colored hot pods.
Ideal for indoor or greenhouse growing as it loves high temperatures.
Great for bonsai chili pepper growing too.
Some peppers taken by Europeans from South America to Africa have escaped the farms and home gardens, turning again kind of wild. This variety used to be something very close to the Tabasco pepper a long time ago. Now, when African climate and soil have affected it for many years in the wilderness, this pepper has developed a character of its own. For example, it is definitely hotter than South American frutescens peppers tend to be. A very good, interesting alternative to hot red chili in many dishes, and as frutescens plants do, easy to grow as long as you can give it enough warmth and light. Very good for bonsai growing!