Citrus-flavored Central African pepper with a fruitful aroma and a truly searing heat! Abundant 2-3" long, pointed fruits with thin skin and lots of taste. While peppers originate in the Americas, this variety was developed in south or central Africa and is often attributed specifically to the Central African Republic. Our grower, Abdoulaye Niane, originally from Senegal, grows this variety and others for a hot sauce company in Vermont.
Days to maturity: 90
Seeds per pack: 25
Germination rate: 87% on 02/10/2022
Planting / harvesting notes
Start seeds indoors 8-10 weeks before the last frost and transplant into garden well after the danger of frost. Keep seedlings moist but do not overwater. Transplants should be initially watered in well, and plants will be most productive with regular irrigation and full sun.
Seed keeping notes
Peppers are generally self-pollinating, though we isolate different varieties of the same species by at least 50 feet, in hopes that flying insects will not cross pollinate them unexpectedly. There are several important species of peppers, so check your scientific names! Pepper seeds are ripe when the fruits have turned their final fiery color - in this case, red. Cut the fruit (consider wearing gloves), scrape out seeds, and lay them out to dry on a labeled screen or paper product in a ventilated place away from direct sunlight for a week or two. Drying the peppers before seed extraction can slightly lower your germination rates, but works fine for home seed saving as long as the peppers do not rot.