Capsicum baccatum


General Information:


Capsicum baccatumbaccatum is a species belonging to the genus Capsicum and is commonly cultivated in Central and South American regions. The wild varieties belong to the Capsicum baccatum var baccatum species and the domesticated to the Capsicum baccatum var pendulum.

Light cream colored flowers, generally one per knot, carry the fruits from this species which are generally small and elongated. They are green in their unripe stage and mostly red when riped (some varieties can ripe with other colors).


The most commonly known variety of this species is:



References:


The Smithsonian Institute

Bioversity International

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