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Hot Pepper ‘Brazilian Starfish' Seeds (Certified Organic)

This is one beautiful chili with a shape much like a sea star.

Availability: In stock

All orders are hand-packaged and may take UP TO FOUR weeks to SHIP.
Thank you for your patience during this time.


This is one beautiful chili with a shape much like a sea star. With roots in Peru, this pepper has since become domesticated in Brazil. The squat pods can reach 2” in size and mature from green to bright red. Slow to yield, but by the end of the season, these plants are amazingly prolific. Using this chili solely for ornamental purposes would do it a disservice. Flavor is sweet, with apple like fruitiness and an eatable level of heat for most people. Packing looks and deliciousness makes this chili pepper well sought after by spicy foodies and gardeners alike. The heat does tend to creep up on you – more of a slow burn than a fast bite. The Brazilian Starfish would be perfect for salads, on cheese or pickled. One of the best tasting chilies we ever have tried. Non-Isolated. 

SHU: 5,000 - 30,000

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 36-48 in. (90-120 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 90-100
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 10