Chilhuacle Negro Pepper
Here is the Chilhuacle Negro Pepper, Capsicum annuum, Scoville units: 900 - 2000 SHU. The Chilhuacle Negro Pepper originates form Oaxaca, Mexico and grows only in the Cañada valley in Oaxaca and used throughout central America. The existence of this pepper is in danger of disappearing from the market place due to high production cost and lower production rates. It is used to make MOLE in Mexico. When dried, this pepper has a strong aroma of cocoa! Pods dry on the plants easy and made into a powder. Peppers can get to 3.5 inches and about a dozen peppers per plant but may produce more under the right conditions. You can Grow it as an ornamental, or in the vegetable garden, or both! Open pollinated, 95+ days for fully ripe fruits.
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