Capsicum baccatum or Capsicum chinense?

Discussion in 'Fruit and Vegetable Gardening' started by Kada, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. Kada

    Kada Active Member 10 Years

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    I have these peppers and am not sure what they are.

    any ideas?

    they go from green, to orange (not yellow) to red.

    they are pretty hot, maybe a 6-7 out of 10 in my opinion.

    what do you think?

  2. natureman

    natureman Active Member

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    NY USA- Zone 6b
    You can if it's bacca or chinense with a few ways. Best is to look at the flower, baccatums have green spots on the petals , while chinense flowers are not spotted, and are usually just plain/off white. I believe it's a variety called "Bishops Crown', most sources show it as C. baccatum, just look at your flower, some sources say C. annuum(plain white flower).

    EDIT: Just reread your post, not sure if you have an actual plant. Baccatums usually have a slightly citrus/fruity taste - with a nice even mouth burn. Annuums burn is usually rather pungent on the tongue.

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