Hot Portugal, organic seeds
Belongs to the Cayenne varieties and dates far back in time. Columbus is assumed to have brought back seeds to Portugal from Central America, where this type of chilli has been grown for over 4000 years. The fruits are long (about 15-18 cm) and narrow and slightly wrinkled at the stem base. They ripen early and changes from dark green straight to a shiny, deep red colour. Delicious, fruity, medium-strong chilli flavour. The plant is stable and grows to about 40-70 cm high. Hot Portugal is excellent to dry and grind into powder. Even where we are (in Zone 2-3), there is time for the fruits to ripen, both outdoors and in greenhouses. One portion contains about 15 seeds.
|Latin name:||Capsicum annuum|
|Botanic family:||The Nightshade Family - Solanaceae|
|Days to maturity:||63|