Bishop’s Crown Pepper

Bishop’s Crown Pepper


Scientific Classification

Capsicum baccatum

Heat rating in Scovilles:

5000 – 15000

This variety has many names: Joker’s Hat, Friar’s Hat, Orchid, Christmas Bell, Balloon, Pimenta Cambuci, Campane, Ubatuba Cambuci, Aji Flor, to name a few! Bishop’s Crown Pepper is named for its distinct three-sided shape resembling a Bishop’s Crown. Although this variety can be found in Barbados, it may be indigenous to South America. Today, it is also found in Europe, possibly brought there from Brazil by the Portuguese sometime in the 18th century.

The plants are quite large growing 3 to 4 ft tall and produce flying saucer like 1 ½” wide pods. The flesh of each pod is thin but crisp. They mature from green to red.

TASTE: This is a mild pepper with a sweet and fruity flavor. The body of the pods have some detectable heat, but the wings are sweet and mild.

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