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Capsicum chinense ‘Charapita’ (seed)

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Capsicum chinense is species of chilli that is originally from the Amazon Basin, it was misnamed by a Dutch physician who called it Capsicum chinense (coming from China), a mistake which remains unchanged to this day. This is the hottest chilli species in the world, pods can vary from zero to 1 million+ Scoville Units (heat scale).

Charapita grows between 0.5 – 1 metre tall and 1 metre wide. Pods are small and green, turning yellow on maturity. Has a distinct fruity, citrus aroma like most Capsicum chinense. Moderate to very hot (7-8). Peruvian origin, this is a wild form of Capsicum chinense.

Care and Cultivation of Charapita

Seeds should be sown just under the surface of a good quality seed raising mix and keep moist until germination. Sow seeds in spring/summer or autumn in warmer areas. Seeds germinate in 1-2 weeks. Prefers full to part sun and adequate moisture. Perennial in most warmer areas. Treat as an annual in temperate zones. Growing season is approx. 80 – 120 days.

15 seeds per packet

1 review for Capsicum chinense ‘Charapita’ (seed)

  1. discgo321

    Awesome germination rate , great produer many little pods

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