Pepper hot (Capsicum frutescens)
With a compact plant habit ‘Pikito’ is ideal for patio containers and pot production. The 5-6cm long downward facing fruits ripen from bright green to red producing over 75 per plant with a hot 20,000 SHU level. The plants are best finished in 12cm pots for commercial sales before placing in larger garden containers.
English common name: Chili Pepper
Scoville units / heat level: 20,000
Average fruit size: 5-6 x 1cm (length x width)
Average fruits per plant: 75 plus
Plant type: compact
Production: greenhouse and outdoors in pots
Culinary use: Sliced in hot salads, chopped in stir-fries or other Asian dishes.
Note: handle fruits with care, washing hands thoroughly after handling the fruits, due to the heat level.