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Classification C. frutescens
Type chili
Fruit color red
Fruit shape
Fruit size small
Heat level hot
Scoville Heat Units (SHU) 5,000 - 30,000
Maturity midseason
Variety type open-pollinated
Country Brazil
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Bahia - ripe fruit. 2014-10-04.


Small red cayenne peppers, pods are 2" x 1/2". Medium hot. Very prolific. Plants are 2.5-3' tall, with dark green leaves that are more narrow than most of the other peppers. Separates easily from stem. Dries easily and makes delicious cayenne powder.

Seed source:

Seed Savers Heritage Farm, Decorah, Iowa (IA SSE HF) 13 / Howard C. Essl of Bethesda, Maryland (MD ES H)

Year grown: 2014

Location: Zone 7b, PNW, Anmore, BC, Canada (760 ft above sea level)


  • Originated in Brazil (?).
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 1988 Yearbook by Howard C. Essl of Bethesda, Maryland (MD ES H)
  • SSE PEPPER 262.
  • Introduced commercially by Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds in 2015.

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2014 . .
2013 0 0
2012 0 0
2011 0 0
2010 1 .
2009 1 .
2008 1 .

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