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Alex_K - 2022/2023 - Growing peppers in Brazil!

I think this season I will become a pepper plant hoarder as I received over 100 different varieties from my brother and ended up planting them all, I honestly don't know how I will accommodate so many plants!
My original plan for this season was the wild species, the native varieties from Brazil and a few import varieties that I found very interesting, however, now with over 100 imported varieties I think my plans have changed...
It's already spring here in Brazil and some varieties that I sowed in March, went through the winter and are already with their first pods while others that I sowed in August are still in their initial stages of growth.
I hope I don't have any major problems this season, one variety or another will surely die on the way but it's part of learning process right!?

Wish me luck! 🙂


My list this season:

The wilds:

Thanks to @Wiriwiri for submitting some of the species! It has been very hard to acquire them since few online stores have them and those that do unfortunately do not ship to Brazil... These are the ones I got for this season.

Blue MysteryWiriwiri
Capsicum cardenasiiWiriwiri
Capsicum galapagoense var. long*HRSeeds
Capsicum praetermissum #2 (Smooth leaves)Local Source #3
Capsicum rhomboideumMikelSimon
Not Capsicum ParvifoliumHRSeeds
*There are disputes, more information is needed.

Native from Brazil:

I decided to add Brazilian varieties this season, from the most common to those that are quite obscure and cultivated only by indigenous people or in a certain community/region.
Although there are many varieties here, there is no interest from universities or organizations in preserving or even registering them, the public/private sectors that research Capsicum varieties generally direct their studies only to the improvement of commercial varieties to resist pests or to increase the yield Heirloom varieties end up being left out.
These are the varieties that I managed to obtain... Being a country of continental dimensions, there are many other varieties that I probably will never know.

Acerola MagnoLocal Source #1
Arriba SaiaLocal Source #1
Barra do RibeiroLocal Source #1
Biquinho AmareloLocal Source #5
Biquinho BlackLocal Source #1
Biquinho CaramelLocal Source #2
Biquinho SalmonLocal Source #5
Black KathumbyLocal Source #2
Bode Orange (Small var.)Local Source #1
Bode PurpleLocal Source #3
Bode Purple (Large var. from Goiás)Local Source #1
Bode Red (Large var. from Goiás)Local Source #1
Bode Red (Small var.)Local Source #1
Bode YellowLocal Source #5
Bode Yellow (Large var. from Goiás)Local Source #1
Cabaça PurpleLocal Source #2
Cabaça RedLocal Source #1
Cheiro DoceLocal Source #4
Cheiro Pêssego MinasLocal Source #2
Cheiro RoxaMikelSimon
Cheiro Roxa IndígenaLocal Source #2
Cheiro Roxa PernambucoLocal Source #2
Cheiro Vermelha GoiásLocal Source #1
Coyote Zan WhiteMikelSimon
Cumari do ParáLocal Source #5
Dedo de Moça RedLocal Source #5
Dedo de Moça YellowLocal Source #1
Fidalga AmarelaLocal Source #4
Fidalga RoxaMikelSimon
MalaguetaLocal Source #4
Malagueta ChocolateLocal Source #2
Malaguetinha GoiásLocal Source #1
MuriciLocal Source #2
Murupi AmazônicaLocal Source #1
Murupi MulticolorLocal Source #2
Murupi RedLocal Source #4
Murupi RondonienseLocal Source #1
Murupi SalmãoLocal Source #1
Olho de MutumLocal Source #1
Olho de Peixe AmareloLocal Source #1
Pérola Laranja (CGN 22838)MikelSimon
Piãozinho LaranjaLocal Source #1
Pimenta MorangoLocal Source #1
Pingo de OuroLocal Source #2

Import varieties:

The vast majority were given by my brother... Will I be able to grow all these varieties? Probably not! But I'll try to grow as much as I can, I'm thinking of rotating the varieties discarding the ones that have already produced to make room for those that haven't yet, I think that's what I can do...

7 Pot Barrackpore RedMikelSimon
7 Pot Bubblegum ChocolateMikelSimon
7 Pot Bubblegum Mini RedMikelSimon
7 Pot Bubblegum RedMikelSimon
7 Pot Chaguanas YellowMikelSimon
7 Pot Cinder RedTexas Hot Peppers
7 Pot Congo SR Gigantic YellowMikelSimon
7 Pot KatieTexas Hot Peppers
7 Pot LavaTexas Hot Peppers
7 Pot Lava x ScorpionTexas Hot Peppers
7 Pot PeachMikelSimon
7 Pot Primo RedMikelSimon
Aji Brazilian BonanzaLocal Source #1
Aji CajamarcaMikelSimon
Aji ChalluaruroMikelSimon
Aji CharapitaBaker Creek
Aji Dulce Puerto RicoMikelSimon
Aji MocheroLocal Source #1
Aji MonagreMikelSimon
Aji PancaLocal Source #1
Aji PineappleSmall Seeds Island Co.
Aji RainforestSmall Seeds Island Co.
Aji White FantasyMikelSimon
Apocalypse ChocolateMikelSimon
Apocalypse RedMikelSimon
Arseclown JolokiaTexas Hot Peppers
Bahamian GoatTexas Hot Peppers
BB Habanero (CGN 24360)Wiriwiri
Bhut Jolokia CaramelTexas Hot Peppers
Bhut Jolokia ChocolateTexas Hot Peppers
Bhut Jolokia Chocolate ThinTexas Hot Peppers
Bhut Jolokia MustardTexas Hot Peppers
Bhut Jolokia OrangeTexas Hot Peppers
Bhut Jolokia PeachTexas Hot Peppers
Bhut Jolokia PurpleTexas Hot Peppers
Bhut Jolokia RedTexas Hot Peppers
Bhut Jolokia x PDNMikelSimon
Bhut Jolokia YellowTexas Hot Peppers
Bhut Orange CopenhagenTexas Hot Peppers
Bhutlah GoldMikelSimon
Big Black MamaMikelSimon
Big JamaicanMikelSimon
Big Mustard MamaTexas Hot Peppers
Bih JolokiaTexas Hot Peppers
Billy GoatMikelSimon
Bird’s Eye BabyLocal Source #1
Bismarck ChocolateTexas Hot Peppers
Black PantherLocal Source #2
Black PearlLocal Source #2
Blood GhostTexas Hot Peppers
Bolivian BumpyMikelSimon
Bolivian RainbowTexas Hot Peppers
Brain Strain x ReaperTexas Hot Peppers
Brazilian Starfish OrangeWiriwiri
Brown ReaperTexas Hot Peppers
BTR ScorpionTexas Hot Peppers
Burkina YellowMikelSimon
Butch T x 7 Pot Jonah GoldMikelSimon
Capezzoli di ScimmiaMikelSimon
Caramel ReaperTexas Hot Peppers
Carolina Reaper #1Baker Creek
Carolina Reaper #2Texas Hot Peppers
Chocolate Bhutlah x ReaperTexas Hot Peppers
Chocolate ReaperTexas Hot Peppers
Chilhuacle AmarilloMikelSimon
Chupetinho x Brain (White)Local Source #2
Clavo PeachLocal Source #1
Coyote TeethTexas Hot Peppers
Death Spiral ChocolateTexas Hot Peppers
Douglah BillyboyMikelSimon
Dragon's Breath (Moruga feno.)MikelSimon
Elysium Oxide MustardMikelSimon
Fatalii YellowMikelSimon
Gator JigsawTexas Hot Peppers
Golden GhostTexas Hot Peppers
HabanadaBaker Creek
Hangjiao 3 Solar FlareMikelSimon
Hurt BerryTexas Hot Peppers
Jalapeño Lemon SpecialLocal Source #1
Jalapeño MulticolorLocal Source #1
Jalapeño YellowLocal Source #2
Jigsaw Peach SLPMikelSimon
Jigsaw x Naga ViperTexas Hot Peppers
KS Peach StarrburstTexas Hot Peppers
KS Peach StarrkistTexas Hot Peppers
KS Sweet MiseryTexas Hot Peppers
KSLS Elongated Texas Hot Peppers
LeopardLocal Source #2
LesyaBaker Creek
Long ReaperTexas Hot Peppers
Maldivian Heart x Purple BhutMikelSimon
Moruga UV RedTexas Hot Peppers
Murasaki PurpleBaker Creek
Mustard ReaperTexas Hot Peppers
Naga Brain MustardMikelSimon
Naga Orange BBG7Trade Winds Fruits
Naga Tiger DDTexas Hot Peppers
Olive JolokiaTexas Hot Peppers
Orange Longtail ScorpionMikelSimon
Orange RippleTexas Hot Peppers
Peach ReaperWiriwiri
Peppa PeachTexas Hot Peppers
Pimenta Jolokia IceTexas Hot Peppers
Pockmark OrangeTexas Hot Peppers
Pockmark PeachTexas Hot Peppers
Pointed Mustard HabaneroTexas Hot Peppers
Primo Lucifer XLTexas Hot Peppers
Primo x Lemon DropTexas Hot Peppers
Primotalii (Select)Texas Hot Peppers
Puerto Rican YellowTexas Hot Peppers
PumaBaker Creek
Purple Flower BaccatumTexas Hot Peppers
Purple Massacre RedTexas Hot Peppers
Purple PumpkinLocal Source #2
Purple UFOLocal Source #2
Reaper BonnetTexas Hot Peppers
Reaper LeopardLocal Source #2
Reaper Pink PeachTexas Hot Peppers
Reaper SmoothTexas Hot Peppers
Reaper x SRTSL x Purple ReaperTexas Hot Peppers
Rhino DDTexas Hot Peppers
Rocoto Manzano RedLocal Source #2
Saras Green PepperMikelSimon
Sarit GatTexas Hot Peppers
SB7JTexas Hot Peppers
Scarlet Lantern PeruMikelSimon
Scotch Bonnet MOA RedMikelSimon
Scotch Bonnet SafiMikelSimon
Scotch BrainTexas Hot Peppers
Shabu Shabu x ChocolateTexas Hot Peppers
Space x F3Texas Hot Peppers
Super Hot Beast SLPMikelSimon
Taj Mahal Purple PeachTexas Hot Peppers
Tasmanian BlackMikelSimon
Texas Reaper F2Texas Hot Peppers
Thunder Cacho BrowLocal Source #2
Tien TsinLocal Source #4
Tiger BibiTexas Hot Peppers
Trinidad Scorpion GreenMikelSimon
Trinidad Scorpion Long SRMikelSimon
Trinidad Scorpion Moruga CaramelMikelSimon
White KnightTexas Hot Peppers
White Lightning BoltTexas Hot Peppers
WHP 053Texas Hot Peppers
Yellow Bouquet (CGN22181)Small Seeds Island Co.
Zou PiSmall Seeds Island Co.

Quite busy lately, I hope to update this thread more often!!! 🙄
Well, I'm seriously thinking about giving some of the plants to relatives, neighbors, friends... since I won't have space for so many. I think I'm totally screwed! 😅
Hey, that's my style too. I've never had a shortage of relatives, neighbors, and friends that I couldn't unload my extras to. It's a win/win, they get rare peppers they can't find in a store and I get more space to grow some more varieties! Best of luck!
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Hey, that's my style too. I've never had a shortage of relatives, neighbors, and friends that I couldn't unload my extras to. It's a win/win, they get rare peppers they can't find in a store and I get more space to grow some more varieties! Best of luck!
Thanks Dougthehead! Five plants have already found a new home! The only condition is that they return some of the seeds to me... 😉
Now some update...

Billy Goat

It's lantern shape habanero type variety...







Pérola Laranja (CGN 22838)

Unusual Brazilian variety, you won't find them in markets for example. Despite being called Pérola Laranja (transl. "Orange Pearl") its color is more like peach and its pods are small and rounded with size close to the Aji Charapita.







Drangon's Breath 'Moruga pheno'

The seller had two variants of this same pepper, one with the Moruga phenotype and the other with the Reaper phenotype, I don't know the difference other than the appearance.
It seems to be super hot, however, I don't know how much compared to others in the same category.








My last harvest, I think it's enough to make a pot or two of hot sauce 🙂

What a beautiful sight!
I hope my Thunder cacho brown will develop like that, really pretty pepper. How do you find the taste/heat compared to the red one?
I'm sure if you grow it in a bigger pot than mine, you'll have a bigger plant and more pods! Cacho Brown has a thicker and harder skin than Thunder Mountain Longhorn which for me is a disadvantage but that depends on the application, the flavor I also prefer Thunder Mountain Longhorn because it is sweeter, however it is by no means a bad variety I think it is great dehydrates in flakes outside that look amazing with pods longer than the plant itself! 👍
Thanks! @Downriver 🙂


Mmm... 🤔 that's a hard question to answer! I couldn't try all the varieties I intended to grow this season as there are too many and some will probably stay for the next season, but in terms of flavor I really liked these three varieties so far:

-Scotch Bonnet MOA Red: Great taste and aroma with balanced heat without being too spicy

-Bode Yellow: A very common Brazilian variety, it has a great flavor and an intense aroma. Its medium spiciness makes it a versatile variety that can be used in many ways

-Aji Pineapple: Variety that has been around for a long time, it's the first time I've grown it and its sweet flavor and strongly citrus aroma surprised me!

I'm glad you like the posts, I hope I'm not bothering anyone with too many photos here! 😅

Aji Guyana

Interesting variety, its pods are very long reaching here up to 14cm, its branches are fragile which ends up being a problem to support its own pods which are large, placing supports is absolutely necessary for this variety.
Another variety shared by @Wiriwiri







Orange Longtail Scorpion

Very hot variety with a odd shape pod 🙂






Scotch Bonnet MOA Red

I liked this variety, having a balanced spiciness and flavor, it ends up being quite versatile in the kitchen, and can be used in several ways in several dishes... Of course, tolerance to heat is different from person to person! 😅







Scotch Brain

Superhot variety but this time they came out as off-pheno unfortunately did not show the wrinkled characteristic of the Brain varieties






Space x F3

Another superhot I don't know much about this variety, I didn't find any useful information about it or which varieties were used in the crossing, anyway it is a very productive variety its shape resembles Bhut Jolokia but more wrinkled







Apparently it happened again! 🤔 😆



As I said earlier I'm dedicating myself to some Brazilian varieties this season, among the peppers consumed here in Brazil there is a separate category called "Pimenta de cheiro" (transl. Aromatic pepper/Smell pepper). It is no coincidence that they are almost always C. chinense since they have that strong floral or fruity scent. Still within this category, they are divided into "ardida" (hot) or "doce" (sweet/no heat), and are widely used in the cuisine of the north and northeast of the country.
The hot one is used to add heat and flavor to dishes as well to make sauces and be preserved in vinegar or oil. The sweet are used mainly as a seasoning for dishes without adding heat.
Generally they are named as "Pimenta de cheiro" + the name of the state, city, or region where it is found or "Pimenta de cheiro" + commercial name, popular name, color or physical characteristics.
I think it's important to mention that almost always the peppers called "Pimenta de cheiro" are C. chinense, but not all C. chinense found in Brazil are called "Pimenta de cheiro", so this name does not designate a species but only a group within the C.chinense.

Cheiro Doce or just Pimenta de Cheiro (transl. Cheiro Sweet / Aromatic pepper)

This is by far the most common variety of this category, it is a mild pepper widely used as a seasoning.
Originally from the north and midwest regions of the country it was initially domesticated by indigenous peoples, it is light green when unripe and red when ripe.
Peppers without spiciness here in Brazil are always sold in their unripe stage, it is practically impossible to find them ripe for sale, I can't say why but I assume the flavor is better at this stage I don't know!









Cheiro Lupita (trade name)

This variety is originally from the northern region of Brazil (Pará, Amazonas, Acre state), however, seeds companies have started to commercialize this variety by giving its own name (trade name).
This is Cheiro Lupita, one of the commercial versions of this pepper, I cannot say with certainty but I believe that "Cheiro Lupita", "Cheiro Acemira" and "Cheiro do Norte" are the trade name of the same variety, I grow here "Cheiro Lupita" and "Cheiro Acemira" and both have practically the same characteristics.
Pods in the shape of an elongated habanero, light green when immature and peach when ripe, without spiciness and strong fruity scent.