This Capsicum baccatum cultivar is highly ornamental, but also a very good culinary variety. The attractively marked flowers are followed by erect conical chillies which ripen from light purple through white, to orange and finally bright red.The chillies are quite fleshy and ideal for using fresh, having a fairly mild heat and a sweet fragrant flavour. They make an excellent sweet chilli sauce.
Sow indoors from January to April, in soil 0.5 cm deep, in separate pots if possible. Pot on in late May outdoors either in containers as patio plants or in a well protected site. Peppers can be slow to germinate so allow up 35+ days. Compost should not be too moist to prevent the seeds from rotting. All chilli peppers are very sensitive to the cold.