Purira Chile Pepper

Purira Chile Pepper


Scientific Classification

Capsicum frutescens

Heat rating in Scovilles:

50000 – 100000

The Purira pepper is an ornamental and edible pepper for the garden or containers. The chiles grow pointing upwards and are about 2 inches long with medium thick walls.

They ripen first to a yellowish-purple then to an orangey-red. The heat can vary a lot from one plant to another, some can be extremely hot. Peppers can be used fresh, canned, dried and to make an excellent powder.

There is much debate as to whether this variety is part of the species Annuum or Frutescens. The greenish white flowers display the characteristics of a Frutescens.

Purira Chili pepper is normally fairly low maintenance and is easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. The Purira is said to have good disease resistance and is an attractive variety for container pots.

TASTE: Hot and fruity.

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