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Saturday, June 7, 2014

Devil's Rib, Cheeky, Fatali, Pettie Belle and Piment Curry are hot peppers that originated from Africa

Hot peppers that originated from Africa, Devil's Rib from Ghana, the African Cheeky, Fatali, Pettie Belle and Piment Curry hot-peppers from Mauritius.


Devil's Rib

Origins Ghana

An extremely hot habanero chilli from Ghana. They are slightly ribbed and turn from a shiny green to bright red as they ripen. The plants are sprawling bushes that can be grown either in the ground or large pots.





Cheeky

World Origins Africa

Sea Spring Seeds selection from the Ghanaian land race kpakpo shito, the  small, roundish fruit are about 20 mm in diameter and change from lime green to orange to red as they mature. They are very hot, and their deep lobes make them look somewhat like the cheeks of a vagabond, hence the name. The plants are a tidy bush and can grow unsupported, making them perfectly suited for small or large pots and grow bags.



 

Fatali

World Origins Africa

A Habanero relative, this prolific plant can grow tall. The plant produces good yields of wrinkled extremely hot fruits which turn from pale green to bright yellow when mature. They have a fruity, almost citrus-like flavor making it a very attractive hot sauce.





 

Pettie Belle

World Origins Africa 

A habanero chilli selected by Sea Spring Seeds from the kpakpo shito landrace of Ghana. A high proportion of the small fruit (about 25 mm in diameter) are bell-shaped, making this variety possibly the smallest bell pepper in the world. They are hot, but measuring around 37,500 SHUs they are still one of the milder habaneros. The medium tall, bushy plants can be gown in the ground or larger pots, though they will need support to stay upright.



 

Piment Curry

World Origins Mauritius

A Mauritius aji pepper that is thin-fleshed, wrinkled fruit are about the size and shape of a forefinger, turning from green to red as they ripen. Mauritians like to eat this chilli green, either gently fried in oil or coated in a spicy batter made from chick pea flour and deep fried.


Source for photos and descriptions http://www.chillisgalore.co.uk/pages/chilli_varieties.html 

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