Kigali Hills

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Kigali Hills
Classification C. annuum
Type chili
Fruit color red
Fruit shape long, slim
Fruit size small
Heat level very hot
Scoville Heat Units (SHU)
Maturity midseason
Variety type open-pollinated
Country Botswana
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Kigali Hills - ripe fruit. 2014-11-01.


Very prolific chili pepper. 2.5-3" long pods turn red when fully mature, but can also be used when green, when they have less heat. Quite hot!

Seed source:

Alan Reynolds, Hercules, South Africa 13

Year grown: 2014

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


  • Seeds were collected in Botswana, South Africa. It may have been originated in Rwanda.
  • Seeds came to Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T) from Alan Reynolds of Hercules, South Africa in 2013 along with many other South African pepper landraces.
  • Very rare and endangered.
  • Introduced commercially by Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds in 2015.

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