Biquinho/Chupetinha,Chile Pepper Seeds (Capsicum chinense)
Biquinho/Chupetinha,Chile Pepper Seeds (Capsicum chinense) Also Known as âlittle Rubber Nippleâ Pepper !
Pimenta Bico or Chupetinha is a Brazilian Chinense variety, that translated means âlittle Rubber Nippleâ and can see why. The pods are a bit over 1 cm long and look like weird little nipples and sort of cone shaped, they look quite weird yet cool. The plants grow to around 50 cm and go great in pots. Heat is mild 4/10. 10+ seeds.
The hot pepper variety Chupetinho Alaranjado belongs to the species Capsicum chinense. The Chupetinho's have their distribution in Brazil, are all very hot and have a very good, fruity habanero flavor. There are red, yellow and orange varieties which can vary somewhat in size and shape. The plants have a very high yield.
Green Thumb Tip
Sow seeds indoors Â¼" deep. Peppers germinate best in warm soil, so gentle bottom heat may be helpful until seedlings emerge. Wait to transplant outdoors until soil is warm.
Peppers, like tomatoes, grow in well-drained fertile soil
Almost all peppers have the same requirements for successful growth. Plant them in good, well-drained, fertile soil â and make sure they get lots of sunlight and a good inch of water per week. In many ways, they mimic the same requirements needed for growing great tomatoes.
At Planting Time:
We plant all of our peppers with a good shovel full of compost in the planting hole, and then give them a good dose of compost tea every few weeks for the first 6 weeks of growth. We also mulch around each of our pepper plants with a good 1 to 2â³ thick layer of compost.
Peppers often like to take their sweet time germinating. They can be up in a week, and some will take almost a month. Even with paper towel germination testing, they can take long. I am not sure why, but it is a normal occurrence. So plan and make sure you start them early enough! Also, remember they like heat to germinate so make sure you have a heating mat or something to keep the soil warm. Placing them up on top of the fridge often works too since it is normally warmer up there.
Peppers do very well grown in pots.