The plant is relatively large, typically growing 60cm high and up to 40 - 50 cmacross and is very productive. The chilli pods are pear or apple shaped, and as they ripen they change from green to purple, then finally becoming a red or yellow colour. The well-exposed pods ripen steadily over a long period from a cream yellow to orange to red. Bushy plant with upright 3-4 cm teardrop fruits ripening from a mottled light purple to a bright red. Approximate heat level: 36,000 SHU. Approximate heat level: 75,000 SHU, A Peruvian speciality the milder habaneroâs. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Very productive plant ideal for drying. Quite interestingly, this species of chilli cannot cross pollinate with the other domesticated species. Compact early ornamental with 3 cm upright chillis, ripening from cream to orange to reds. Demon Red Heat level: Hot. Ornamental type variety produces 4 cm long by 1 cm wide purple pods. The Poblano/Ancho type of chilli is characterised by, more or less, heart-shaped fruit that are only mildly hot. Fresh chili peppers, red, purple or green, are a rich source of vitamin-C. Chilis are also great sources of antioxidants like vitamin A, and flavonoids like beta carotene, alpha carotene, and many more. The Rocoto Tree chilli pictured below produced red pods prolifically all year round in a temperate climate, and grows to around 2m (6’) tall. Hybrid.Â Traditionally eaten green, the bullet-shaped fruit of Serrano chillies are one of the mainstays of Mexican cooking. The Manzano hedging chilli pictured below grows up to 1m (3’) high, and has been flowering through autumn and ripening chillies in winter. The medium-sized plants produce fruit earlier and in greater abundance than the hotter, 'Early Jalapeno' variety. Rocoto Manzano tree chilli, fruiting prolifically mid-winter in temperate Melbourne, Australia. Approximate heat level: 97,000 SHU. The pods ripen to red approximately 85-95 days after transplanting. The shrubby, sprawling plants have an open growth habit and are further decorated with purple stems and flowers. Hybrid. They have a thick flesh, and can be stuffed and pickled for a unique snack or starter. Versatile chilli, good for stuffing, when dried known as the Ancho and used in Mexican sauces and moles. Novelty chilli known for its pornographic shape. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Chilli peppers (Capsicum species) are members of the Solanaceae (Nightshade) family, along with tomatoes, eggplants and potatoes. Bushy plant to about a metre giving a good yield of 9 cm long fruits. A Thai variety whose name describes it perfectly. In contrast to self-pollination, there are also dioecious nightshade plants. ThisÂ appropriately-named variety produces pumpkin-shaped fruit that measure 20 mm in diameter. The medium tall, bushy plants can be gown in the ground or larger pots, though they will need support to stay upright. How to Use Replaceable Filter Face Masks for COVID-19 Coronavirus Protection, Welcome to Deep Green Permaculture – Connecting Pe…. This plant is compact in form, only growing to 30cm, making it ideal to grow in a container indoors. Â© 2020 Chillis Galore. The botanical species name ‘baccatum’ means ‘berry-like’ , because the chilli pods are more berry-shaped than other chillies, their shape being smallish and squat, wider than they are long, averaging 2.5-5cm (1”-2”) long x 5-7.5cm (2”-3”) wide, producing colourful orange, yellow and red wrinkled pods when mature. This very hot chilli will grow upright in clusters and will ripen green to red will also make an attractive pot plant about 70cm high. This species is easily identified by its flowers, the corolla (flower petals) are white or greenish-white, with diffuse yellow or tan spots at base of the petals on either side of mid-vein, and the anthers are white but turn brownish-yellow with age. ( Log Out / The fruit ripen from green to red and can be used at either stage of maturity. Good plant for a pot, growing to about 50 cm. Each plant will look completely different with the amount of variegation on the leaves, white to green to purple. The pods grow erect on bushy plants and ripen from green to a deep ruby red colour approximately 90 days after transplanting.