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Aji Brazilian Red Pumpkin

Aji Brazilian Red Pumpkin  (Capsicum Baccatum)

Aji Brazilian Red Pumpkin
 Very beautiful and rare, this Brazilian origin pepper produces bright red, ridged fruits with a very hot flavor. Sturdy plants are heavy producers of the 1" fruits that resemble mini-pumpkins. Fruits ripen from green to orange-red then red and in fruit. Local name pimento de cheiro.
Capsicum: Baccatum
Origin: Bolivia
PI: 441519
 Scoville units: 30,000-50,000
Fruit size & color: 1½"L X 1"W green > orange > red
Fruit position & shape: pendant, oblate
Plant height: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Calyx shape: saucer shaped, 5 small teeth
Flower shape & size: erect, rotate, 10mm
Petals/Spots: white/ yellow or tan spots
Filament color: white
Anther color: yellow
Maturity: 90 days
Habit: bush
Germ. time: 2 wk. > 2 mo.
Flowers per axil: 1

History: This accession was collected at a market in Feira de Santana, Bahia and donated by Perdue University. Received at NPGS 1978 and assigned a PI # 1980.
Credits & Sources: thechileman Brazilian Red Pumpkin

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