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Classification '
Type chili
Fruit color
Fruit shape
Fruit size very small
Heat level
Scoville Heat Units (SHU)
Maturity midseason
Variety type open-pollinated
Country Togo
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Mahem - ripe fruit. 2014-10-26.


Small seeds. Small and thin pods are 2.5-3" long and turn red when fully mature. Very hot and delicious. Plants do very well in pots, and produce lots of peppers. Very easy to dry. Most of the peppers turn red on the plant at the same time, but this may be different in the southern areas with long growing season.

Seed source:

Alan Reynolds, Hercules, South Africa 13

Year grown: 2014

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


  • Collected at Ga-Rankuwa turnoff in South Africa.
  • Very rare and endangered.
  • 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.

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2010 0 0
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2008 0 .

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