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Capsicum chacoense – Covincho Chilli (plant)


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Capsicum chacoense is a wild chilli species native to native to Argentina, the Bolivian Chaco, Paraguay and for the most part is only known to occur in its native region. It is propagated by seed, which is generally distributed by birds that eat the fruit and distribute it after it has been digested. The plant is known locally as ‘Tova’ or ‘Covincho’ in Paraguay,‘ají putaparió’ in Argentina, and as ‘ají puta madre’ in Chile. The latter two are euphemisms related to its heat, often causing people to swear when eating it. (Wikipedia)

Care and Cultivation of Capsicum chacoense

Capsicum chacoense will take full sun to part-shade. Well drained soil, fertilise regularly over growing season.

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