These Brazilian peppers are tangy, sweet, and smokey with a touch of heat. Biquinho means “little beak” in Portuguese; it is also known as button, piquillo, or chupetinha pepper. Green peppers ripen to red or yellow and are traditionally pickled and served as appetizers or a drink garnish. 1,000–2,000 Scoville heat units (mild). Plants grow up to 15″-24″ tall and wide. A good container variety. Botanical Interests’® Red and Yellow Blend Biquinho Chile Pepper Seeds have been verified by The Non-GMO Project.
This packet yields approximately 20 plants when started indoors.
72 days from transplanting to maturity.
Outdoors: For mild climates only. Sow 2-4 weeks after your average last frost date, when soil temperature is at least 70°F.
Indoors: Sow 8-10 weeks before transplanting. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 70°–90°F. Transplant seedlings outside 2-4 weeks after your average last frost date, and when daytime temperatures are at least 70°F, and nighttime temperatures are at least 55°F. In mild climates, the can also be sown in late summer for fall/winter crop.