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Brazilian Starfish Chilli Plant

Brazilian Starfish Chilli Plant

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Capsicum Baccatum

Originating from Brazil this beautiful and unique chilli has flattened fruits which resemble Starfish. It is often chosen for it's ornamental display as it is heavy cropping and the plant can be covered in fruits from top to bottom.

Fruits can vary quite drastically in heat, so this is a variety to check with each one you use - sometimes the outer parts of the fruit have less heat and they get hotter towards the stem.

The flavour is sweet and rich. It's a nice variety for cooking in stews and stir fries.

Fruits mature from bright green through to orange, and finally a bright, vivid red. and measure around 4" (10 cm) in diameter by approximately 1" (2.5 cm) deep. The plant grows to around 3 feet (90 cm) or more and can have a similar spread so we recommend supporting it with stake and ties as it grows

Heat Rating : 15,000 to 30,000 Scoville Units. What is a scoville unit?

Fruits in approx 120 days from potting on 

Best placed on a sunny windowsill, ideally a greenhouse, sheltered from cold wind.

Water when the soil is nearly dry, usually once daily if required however in peak summer on hot days we water early in the mornings and check again later in the day

Plug Plants : Delivery April / May, supplied in 50mm x 50mm x 50mm Jiffy 7 Coco Coir Blocks (which are fully biodegradable and sustainable) ready for potting on ( just put the whole block straight into the pot ).

Young Plants : Delivery May / June, supplied in a 9cm fibre biodegradable pot, (still in it's 50mm square Jiffy block), more expensive but we will look after them for longer for you and the plant will be much larger, ready for it's grow bag or container.

Please Note: Delivery of chilli plants is usually from mid April onwards for plug plants and mid May for young plants depending on the weather. We will notify you by email when we ship your order.

Feed once a week with Chilli Focus or tomato feed.

Happy Growing!

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