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Aribibi Gusano Pepper Seeds - Capsicum Chinense - Delicious & Very Hot

Aribibi Gusano Pepper Seeds - Capsicum Chinense - Delicious & Very Hot

Quantity: 10 Seeds

Species: Capsicum Chinense

Scovilles: 300,000-470,000


Aribibi Gusano, aka the caterpillar pepper, is an excellent capsicum variety. It's a semi-wild variety that originates in Bolivia. The plant grows to be about 4 feet tall, and 3 feet wide. These plants can yield yield hundreds of pods with minimal effort. The fruits taste amazing fresh; they're very aromatic, and have a flavour that's similar to habaneros. Coming in at 300,000 - 470,000 scovilles, these peppers are surprisingly hot! They make a great tasting white sauce, and can be dried and ground into a delicious powder too. As well as being extremely productive and flavourful, the plants are very ornamental wrinkly pods. It's one of the few Chinense varieties that grows well in a cooler climate too.


All seeds are organic and open pollinated.

  • Growing Instructions

    It's best to start pepper seeds as early in the season as possible; we start them here on the farm in January. It's good to sow them in a sterile growing medium; most available seed starting soils should do the job nicely; we use sunshine mix (peat moss and perlite). The soil should be made moist, but not damp. Sow the seeds 1/4 inch below the soil surface. Store in a warm area until tiny sprouts emerge from the soil. A heat mat aids in this step, but is not necessary. Seeds can take between 2-8 weeks to germinate, but they can sometimes take less time too. Once germinated, and the first true leaf has formed, it's time to pot up to a larger container that contains a good quality potting soil. Transplant to their final location when the nighttime temperatures are consistently 8°C or higher. These peppers grow very well in pots or containers; I recommend 5 gallon pots of larger. Peppers do best when grown in full sun.

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