The Ulupica grows wild in Bolivia and Peru and is thought to be the origin progenitor of all Capsicums. The Ulupica is closely related to the Rocoto but grows to only a fraction of size. Like the Rocoto, the Ulupica has purple flowers but only a slightly pubescent.
Each pepper has between 3 and 5 seeds with 4 the average. Peppers are thin walled and almost no flesh.
Sow seeds indoors ¼" 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.
Pepper varieties come from tropical humid regions. The temperature, moisture, and air circulation all play a role in growing plants from seeds. Too little heat, too much moisture, and lack of air circulation will cause poor results.