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

Maturity: early

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.