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Hot Pepper ‘Balloon’ AKA ‘Bishop’s Crown’ Seeds (Certified Organic)

This is a mild pepper with a sweet and fruity flavor. The body of the pods have some detectable heat, but the wings are sweet and mild. They can be used fresh in salsas or salads, and can be dried or pickled as well.

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$3.25
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Details

Also known as Joker’s Hat, Friar’s Hat, Orchid, Christmas Bell, Pimenta Cambuci, Campane, Ubatuba Cambuci, and Aji Flor, to name a few! Bishop’s Crown Pepper is named for its distinct three-sided shape resembling a Bishop’s Crown. Although this variety can be found in Barbados, it may be indigenous to South America. Today, it is also found in Europe, possibly brought there from Brazil by the Portuguese sometime in the 18th century.

This is a mild pepper with a sweet and fruity flavor. The body of the pods have some detectable heat, but the wings are sweet and mild. They can be used fresh in salsas or salads, and can be dried or pickled as well.

Michigan Seeds and Plants grown on our farm, Renegade Acres, in Howell, MI!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Capsicum baccatum
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 10 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 15 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/4 in.
When to Sow Indoors 8-10 weeks before last spring frost
Growing Height 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Plant Spacing 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger N/A
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH Requirements 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic), 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Days to Harvest 80-90
Propagation Methods From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Heat (Scoville Heat Units) 5,000-9,999 SHU, 10,000-24,999 SHU, 25,000-49,999 SHU
Pepper Color Green changing to red
Pepper Shape Flat
Pepper Size Small (under 2in. in length)
Pepper Usage Drying, Fresh (salsa, salads), Pickling
Seeds Per Pack 15