Hot Pepper, 'Biquinho Red'

(C. Chinense) We are firmly on the Biquinho bandwagon. This little pepper from Brazil packs a lot of flavor into a little package. Marble sized fruits with a pointed blossom end (biquinho is Portuguese for “little beak”) have all the tropical fruity flavor of the chinense peppers (habanero family) but with barely a suggestion of heat. Traditionally, mixed yellow and red peppers are pickled in a lightly sweetened 50/50 vinegar and cachaça (a sugarcane-based liquor) brine which makes for delicious snacking or additions to hors d’oeuvres/cheese plates. Sturdy, upright and heavily branched 2’ plants with abundant sets of hanging fruit have a very attractive plant architecture that lends itself well to container growing. Prolific and early for a tropical pepper. See also 'Biquinho Yellow' for yellow strain.
85 days. UO

Packet: 30 seeds

Product Code: PEP-BR-pkt

Availability:In stock

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Growing Info


Indoors, 5-8 weeks before your last frost date.

Transplant out after danger of frost (50+ nighttime temps).

Note: Protect well from the cold!




12-18" spacing in rows 18" apart.


10-14 days @ soil temp 70-85F


Full sun


Moderate. Prefers well-drained, fertile soil with ample phosphorous and calcium and a pH between 6.5-6.8.


Pepper seeds will germinate very slowly and poorly in cold soil.

Use a floating row cover to keep plants warmer during the day and as protection from cold nights.

Harvesting ripe fruit consistently will encourage fruit production.