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Chapeu de Frade

Chapeu de Frade  (Capsicum:  Baccatum  var. umbilicatum)

Chapeu de Frade
Capsicum: Baccatum var. umbilicatum  Origin: Brazil PI: 497974 Scoville units: 100-500
Blossom end shape: mixed Fruit position and shape: pendant, oblate Fruit size and color: 1-1/2" X 1-1/4" green > red Calyx shape: cup shaped
Flower: erect, rotate, small Petals/Spots: white/yellow or tan spots Filament color: white Anther color: yellow
Habit: bush Stem: smooth Leaves: smooth, relatively small Germ. Time: 2 wk. > 2 mo.
Maturity: 90 days Plant height: 24 < 36" Taste: .."citrusy" "fruity" Uses:·condiment, garnish, salsa
This very unusual pod shaped variety is believed to have been transferred from South America to Europe by the Portuguese in the 18th century. The plants are quite large growing 3 to 4 ft tall and produce 30 to 50 extremely weird 3 or 4 flat winged, wrinkled almost flying saucer like 1 ½" wide pods. The flesh of each pod is thin although crisp to taste and they mature from green to red approximately 90-100 days after seedlings have emerged. The body of the pods have some detectable heat, but the wings are sweet and mild.
History:·This accession was collected in Piracicaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil and donated to NPGS 1985, it was first identified as C. baccatum, then C. baccatum var. pendulum and finally C. baccatum var. umbilicatum. 
Credits & Sources: <thechileman Chapeu de Frade>

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