Pimenta de Cheiro do Para

C. chinense

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Pimenta Cheiro do Pará is a vibrant Brazilian variety that stands out with its bright yellow pods. The name, which translates to “Scent of Pará,” hints at the pepper’s aromatic quality, a feature that makes it as appealing to the nose as it is to the palate. With a manageable heat level that doesn’t overpower its delightful flavor, these chilis are perfect for adding a lovely kick and fruity, exotic  flavor to any dish.

The plants are robust and adapt well to a variety of growing conditions, making them suitable for both garden beds (in warm climates) and containers. Due to the compact plant size and small pods, they are also an excellent choice to grow as beautiful bonsai chilis. Their compact size yields an abundant harvest, ensuring a steady supply throughout the season. Typically reaching maturity around 80-90 days, Pimenta Cheiro do Pará peppers are not only a culinary delight but also a visually appealing addition to your garden, with their sun-kissed yellow pods dangling like little lanterns amid the green foliage. Ideal for salsas, marinades, or as a pickled treat, this chili brings the essence of Brazilian flavor to your table.

Challenge: 1 (Very easy to grow!)