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Cheiro Roxa (f)

Cheiro Roxa (Dried chilli)
speciesCapsicum chinense
varietyCheiro Roxa
heat [SHU]200,000
average length x diameter [mm]15 x 20
average fruit weight [g]1.5
average plant height x diameter [cm]90 x 35
originBrazil

fruit:

  • the fruits are only 1.5 cm long and 2 cm thick
  • unique shape resembling a turban, fancy bread or a lantern
  • plum violet peppers turn violet-pink during ripening
  • immediate onset of strong heat that quickly fades away

plant:

  • may grow over 1 meter tall and ¾ meter in diameter
  • the violet colour of the stalk and veins in the leaves make for a decorative look
  • white or subtly pinkish flowers

cultivation:

  • most of the seeds sprout in one week at 25°C
  • prospers both in a green-house or outdoors
  • yields tens of beautiful peppers

use:

  • hot sauce with rapid onset
  • ground or crushed for seasoning with exclusive heat
  • add into mixtures for pickling and sterilizing

curiosities:

  • YOU HAVE TO TRY THIS ONE OUT: due to its immediate heat, this pepper is nicknamed as "hot slap" or "chilli slap"
  • other varieties of chilli tend to have a slower onset and gradual build-up of heat
  • this pepper is usually rated by friends as the biggest surprise in degustations

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