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Chilli
Brazilian starfish
Chilli Brazilian starfish
Scientific Classification
Species: Capsicum baccatum
Heirloom
Tick
Hybrid
Cross
Open pol
Tick
Synonyms

Aji Brazilian starfish
Brazilian starfish

Plant Data
Germination time: 10 days
Time to transplanting: +45-70 days* after germ
Time to harvesting: +90 days after transplant
Mature height: 90-120cm (36-48in)
Sow depth: 1/4 inch
Sow spacing: 14 in apart
Growing plant spacing: 45-60cm (18-24in)
Fruit colour: Green to red
Heat:
· · · · 5 · · · ·
Scoville heat units: 5,000 - 30,000
*When started indoors under grow light; shorter when started outdoors
References: [1][2]

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Brazilian starfish is a much sought after variety of chilli and a very unusual variety due to its uniquely shaped peppers. The baccatum pepper species originated in Peru, but this variety was domesticated in Brazil. This tall plant has a weeping, vine-like habit and produces good yields of 2cm (¾in) long by 4½cm (1¾in) wide starfish-shaped peppers that are very pungent. The peppers mature from green to red approximately 90 days after transplanting. The white flowers of this plant are also very attractive with the distinctive Baccatum greenish-yellow markings.[1] [4] [3]

GrowingEdit

Slow to yield, but by the end of the season, amazingly prolific. Ideal temperature ranges from 70 - 95 F with a minimum of 8-12 hours of sun and normal watering. [4] [3]

Main article: Chilli - Growing

TroublesEdit

Main article: Pepper troubles

CulinaryEdit

Brazilian starfish boasts complex floral and fruity tones that are perfectly offset by medium heat. Expect surprises when snacking on this pepper. The fruit varies in heat but often medium spicy. The star-shaped fruits can have variable heat, sometimes exceeding that of jalapeños, but most are juicy and more often sweet. These crispy, crunchy and fruity peppers perfect for pickling or just eating raw in salad.[4] [3]

ReferencesEdit

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