CHILLI ETHIOPIAN BROWN BERBERE PEPPER RARE SEEDS MEDIUM HEAT $2.30

CHILLI ETHIOPIAN BROWN IS ALSO CALLED BERBERE AND ARISES FROM A SMALL STRETCH ALONG THE EASTERN COAST AFRICA NEAR THE RED SEA. MEDIUM TO HOT HEAT. VERY RARE IN CULTIVATION, VERY LIMITED STOCKS!

These fascinating chilies trace their origins to the first varieties brought to Africa by Portuguese explorers in the 15th and 16th centuries. Often found in markets dried and used as a spice called Berbere, they are a staple in many African cuisines.

The glossy, smooth fruits have a medium heat that builds gradually. They are an excellent source of vitamins C, B6, and A, as well as iron, copper, and potassium. Additionally, they contain capsaicin, which has anti-inflammatory properties and has been linked to weight loss.

Grow Notes
Wear gloves when handling seed and fruit, keep away from children. Wash hands thoroughly after handling, especially before touching your face.

Plant in full sun but keep well-watered. They need a well-drained soil enriched with plenty of organic matter.

Can be grown in containers or gardens. Once fruiting plants may need staking if starting to lean. Pick regularly to encourage more fruit.

Chilli plants are susceptible to mildews so water at the base and don’t leave the plant leaves wet overnight, best to water in the morning or at least a few hours before sundown.

Sow
Sow direct or in pots in Spring, after chances of frost has passed. If living in a warmer climate they can be grown in any season. Sow 5mm deep with 50cm spacing and 100cm between rows.

Keep soil moist but never wet.

Germination
7-21 days at 22-35°C

Maturity
60- 120 days.

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Seed Count: 6
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