Hairy Bolivian Pepper
Days to maturity: 70
This is an incredible pepper. The seed was sent to me from a great seedkeeper friend from Ireland, Wayne Frankham so they are near and dear to my heart because he is such a wonderful person. And they are remarkable plants. The Hairy Bolivian is one type of a species of pepper that originated in the high elevations of Peru and surrounding regions. The species name pubescens means hairy and refers to the leaves of the plant. They withstand cold temperatures well and continue to produce these small but spicy little gems all through the winter and have the potential to be perennial. I harvested about 50 peppers in January. They will not make new flowers in the cold but the plants stay alive and the peppers ripen all winter long if you protect them from freeze. I can’t wait to see what happens this Spring!
Rare: Packet contains ~15 seeds