An easy to grow medium hot South American variety. A non-sweet baccatum which is one of the favourite chiles used by Brazilians for cooking.
A tall gangly plant with pendant type pods around 6 cm long. Thick skinned and juicy with a great stinging heat which lingers is paired with a fantastic flavour.
When dried and ground it is known in the south of Brazil as pimenta-calabresa.This variety comes from a fairly tropical humid region. Temperature, moisture, and air circulation are all important when growing Dedo de Moca chiles from seed. Not enough heat, too much moisture, and a lack of air circulation can lead to disease and fungal problems. Avoid jiffy peat pots or plugs as the soil condition is difficult to keep stable.