Capsicum Frutescens Peppers

The most popular Frutescens is the Tabasco. Most pods of this species are small and pepper pods grow upright. The other popular one we grow is the Peri-Peri or Pili-Pili from South Africa. Also know as the African Bird's Eye. There is very little variation in the pods unlike other species like Annum and Chinense. Other varieties that are popular are the Malagueta fromm Brazil and the Siling Labuyo from the Phillipines. One we are trying to grow now is the Trinidad Bird Pepper. Capsicum frutescens is a species of chili pepper that is sometimes considered to be part of the species Capsicum annuum.[1] Pepper cultivars in Capsicum frutescens can be annual or short-lived perennial plants. Flowers are white with a greenish white or greenish yellow corolla, and are either insect- or self-pollinated. The plants' berries typically grow erect; ellipsoid-conical to lanceoloid shaped. They are usually very small and pungent, growing 10–20mm long and 3–7mm in diameter.[2] Fruit typically grows a pale yellow and matures to a bright red, but can also be other colors. C. frutescens has a smaller variety of shapes compared to other Capsicum species, likely because of the lack of human selection. More recently, however, C. frutescens has been bred to produce ornamental strains, because of its large quantities of erect peppers growing in colorful ripening patterns.

Pretty Purple Ornamental Hot Pepper

Pretty Purple Ornamental Hot Pepper

General Characteristics of the Pretty Purple Pepper Plant Say it thrice: Pretty Purple Pepper Plant Pretty Purple Pepper Plant Pretty Purple Pepper Plant Pretty Purple is one variety of a purple pepper that is both ornamental and hot. The plant is taller  than most ornamental standing at nearly 60cm when mature. The peppers start out green, immediately turns to purple and finally gives us a medium hot pepper (Scoville Unit Scale 1100+/-) when mature. The foliage is green with tints of purple showing off the violet-colored flowers.  It will do nicely in a medium hydro-organico passive or flowing container of about 15lt in volume. How to Grow The Purple Pepper Like most peppers it will take a couple of weeks after planting the seed to see the little seedlings pop up. Then perhaps another 80 days for a full bush of fruit. All peppers prefer full su, so lets put t out in the patio with no roof. You can use the containers built in transparent roof to keep her dry. Even though pepper plants take rain well, a roof will keep the container from catching the rain and getting too full. But no problem with no roof as well. The passive containers have an overspill outlet. The water level indicator at the bottom of the pot, will bail the water in the pot after reaching the top of the tube....

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