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Capsicum microcarpum (seed)




Capsicum microcarpum is a lesser known wild species of chilli. Native to South America, mainly in Bolivia, but also in Peru, Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina. It is now of scattered distribution throughout the tropics and subtropics.

Small white flowers followed by 10mm long green fruit which turn red on maturity. A very ornamental species worth growing for its rarity. Pungent chilli (7-8 heat).

Care and Cultivation

Capsicum microcarpum seeds should be sown just under the surface of a good quality seed raising mix, keep moist until germination. Sow seeds in spring/summer or autumn in warmer areas. Seeds germinate in 2-6 weeks. Prefers full to part sun and adequate moisture. Perennial in most areas.

15 seeds per packet


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