Pepper Biquinho WHITE (Biquinho Amarela)
Wonderful WHITE strain of the popular brazilian biquinho. Beautiful as garnish in dishes. Also great as pickled peppers. Like the red strain, this one has very little heat (depending though on the growing conditions), like perhaps the Aji Dulce, with a sweet, fruity and peppery flavor typical of C. chinense. This variety is both a nice ornamental and a tasty treat. Grows relatively well even in the north (southern Quebec); peppers start turning yellow towards the end of August. Small peppers (2,5 cm) with uniquely shaped "beaks" ("biquinho" meaning "small beak" in portuguese) . Around 100 days. Hard to find outside Brazil. Capsicum chinense.
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Green Thumb Tip
Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Peppers germinate best in warm soil, so gentle bottom heat may be helpful until seedlings emerge. Wait to transplant outdoors until soil is warm.
Peppers, like tomatoes, grow in well-drained fertile soil
Almost all peppers have the same requirements for successful growth. Plant them in good, well-drained, fertile soil – and make sure they get lots of sunlight and a good inch of water per week. In many ways, they mimic the same requirements needed for growing great tomatoes.
At Planting Time:
We plant all of our peppers with a good shovel full of compost in the planting hole, and then give them a good dose of compost tea every few weeks for the first 6 weeks of growth. We also mulch around each of our pepper plants with a good 1 to 2″ thick layer of compost.
Peppers often like to take their sweet time germinating. They can be up in a week, and some will take almost a month. Even with paper towel germination testing, they can take long. I am not sure why, but it is a normal occurrence. So plan and make sure you start them early enough! Also, remember they like heat to germinate so make sure you have a heating mat or something to keep the soil warm. Placing them up on top of the fridge often works too since it is normally warmer up there.
Peppers do very well grown in pots.
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