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Red and Yellow Blend Biquinho Chile Pepper Seeds

#0074
This packet yields approximately 20 plants when started indoors.
5 out of 5 stars
(1 review)
Availability: In Stock
These Brazilian peppers are tangy, sweet, and smokey with a touch of heat. Biquinho (bee-KEE-nyo) means "little beak" in Portuguese; it is also known as button, piquillo, or chupetinha pepper. Green peppers ripen to red (red -colored seeds) or yellow (natural-colored seeds) and are traditionally pickled and served as appetizers or a drink garnish. A unique pepper that all can enjoy. 1,000–2,000 Scoville heat units (mild).
$2.29 25 seeds

Botanical Name: Capsicum chinense

Days to Maturity: 72 Days from transplanting

Family: Solanaceae

Native: Brazil

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive perennial grown as an annual

Plant Dimensions: 15"–24" tall and wide

Variety Information: ¾"–1¼" fruit start out green and ripen to either red or golden yellow, rounded but tapering off to a point. Biquinho is a mild pepper at only 1,000 to 2,000 Scoville heat units; the heat can fluctuate in intensity depending on the climate, soil, and environment in which the peppers are grown.

Attributes: Good for Containers

When to Sow Outside: For mild climates only: 2 to 4 weeks after your average last frost date, when soil temperature is at least 70°F.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 8 to 10 weeks before transplanting. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 70°–90°F. Transplant seedlings outside 2 to 4 weeks after your average last frost date, and when daytime temperatures are at least 70°F, and nighttime temperatures are at least 55°F. Mild Climates: Can also sow in late summer for fall/winter crop.

Days to Emerge: 10 – 25 Days

Seed Depth: ¼

Seed Spacing: Start indoors

Row Spacing: 24"–36"

Thinning: Start indoors, plant seedlings 18"–24" apart outside.

Harvesting: Harvest when peppers have turned to either red or golden yellow. When harvesting, take care to avoid touching the interior of any broken peppers, as the capsaicin is an extreme irritant, especially to the eyes. Wash hands thoroughly after harvesting or wear gloves to harvest peppers.

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Red and Yellow Blend Biquinho Chile Pepper Seeds Reviews

1 review

Burst of Fruit!

5 out of 5 stars Oct 16, 2021
I grew this for the first time this summer, both red and peach varieties. It is super tasty, super abundant, and enough kick to enjoy in a salad. Out of 100 different rare varieties I've tasted and grown, this is my top 3.
John from TX