Brazilian Pepper Seeds

Brazilian Pepper Seeds - Biquinho Yellow Heirloom Pepper from Sandia Seed
Brazilian Pepper Seeds:
Biquinho Pepper Seeds
A rare yellow heirloom pepper!

Looking to grow Brazilian peppers?

Easy to grow from seed, the Biquinho Yellow Pepper is a rare pepper that is crunchy and juicy with a mix of tropical flavors that are described as citrus and fruity with slightly smoky tones. These are citrusy little peppers are also called Sweety Drop Peppers, Inca Reds, or Chupetinho (which literally translates to “little beak.”)

These sweet yellow Brazilian peppers are a culinary delight and quite charming and easy to grow in your vegetable garden! Their unique flavor is citrusy and tangy with subtle heat. Biquinho peppers can be eaten raw or cooked, but are generally pickled in vinegar and served with meals. Quite popular in Brazil, where they originated.  These pepper are a Peruvian native cultivar of A native  cultivar, they’re also known as Biquinho peppers. You can eat the whole pepper, seeds and all, and pickling them really is the best way to enjoy them, we think! See our recipe lower below.

Brazilian Pepper Seeds - Biquinho Pepper seeds from SandiaSeed.com

Biquinho Peppers:
Capsicum
 annuum (90 days) Heirloom - Open Pollinated
Heat Level: Mild Scoville:  500-1,000

The beautiful plants have heaps of drop shaped pods once they get going, starting out pale green and then ripening to yellow and orange-red if left longer on the plant. The longer they ripen, the more they develop a deeper sweet flavor and a little more heat. Biquinho plants take about 90 days from sprouting from seed to the start of harvest, but once they get going watch out! These Brazilian Biquinho peppers are small and round at around 1-1/4" with pointy ends and are typically loaded on the plant. They have a unique, slightly tart flavor with a tiny bit of heat. These tangy and sweet fruits turn from very pale green to yellow. The small 24” plant can produce hundreds of peppers so you can throw them into lots of dishes and they're really good for pickling. Here's a simple Brazilian pickled pepper recipe: 


Pickled Biquinho Peppers Recipe:
(Pickled Sweety Drop Peppers)

  • 2 cups+ Biquinho peppers (ranging from yellow to red)
  • 1 Part (1 cup) white wine vinegar or other clear vinegar
  • 1 Part (1 cup) water
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 10 black peppercorns
  • 1 dried bay leaf or fresh
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch white sugar

Instructions

Wash and dry the Biquinho peppers and place in the sterilized jars.
To sterilize jars, we wash with soap and water, rinse, and then boil our jars in water, or you can also microwave them - wash, rinse and place your wet jar in the microwave on full power for about 45 seconds (or until bone dry).

Bring vinegar to a simmering boil in a saucepan, add garlic, peppercorns, bay leaf, salt and sugar and simmer for a couple of minutes. Pour this pickling brine over the Biquinhos in the jars. Wipe the rims and sides clean and seal the jars. Leave jars on the counter to cool off to room temperature, then store in the fridge. Enjoy within a month, they get a little softer and better after about 2 days in the fridge.

Serve these Pickled Sweety Drop Peppers as an appetizer, or garnish, they're also great on sandwiches or thrown into stir fries or soups. 

Happy Growing and Pickling!