Largo Borgona Boliviano Chilli Seeds (c.chinense)
Originally from Bolivia. Also known as PI 213917 or CGN 22856. We have named this one for clarity, giving it a simple descriptive name in Spanish (Long Burgundy Bolivian) Other than that, little is known about this intriguing chilli variety. Fruits grow pendant on the plant and ripen from a dark green to a satin, burgundy colour. The Calyx appears to fold back on itself. The flowers are white. This is a rare variety, that deserves to be more widely grown. The fruits dry really well. Very limited quantities.
Fruits are incredibly crunchy, with an immediate feeling that they contain no heat at all and a hint of very sweet, green grapes. 5 to 10 seconds later, a nice warmth creeps across your mouth which gently intensifies. This leaves a really pleasant ground black pepper taste, with no harshness at all. A solid 3, pushing a 4 on the heat scale. If space allowed, I would grow these every year! A very useable fruit indeed.
Plants are around 90 cm tall and 60 cm wide. These can be quite late to fruit, and need a long season, but definitely worth the wait.
The PI number, simply refers to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Plant Index number under which the variety is listed.
10 Seeds approximately per pack.
Our seeds are mainly open pollinated, natures way. Occasionally accidental crosses occur.
All of our seeds are from fruits grown by us. All of our photographs are photographs of our own fruit and subject to copyright.