Bishops Crown Chilli
Capsicum baccatum var. pendulum 'Bishops Crown'
This plant has no fragrance
Bishops Crown Chilli Overview
Bishops crown chilli is grown for the edible fruit it produces that resembles a Catholic Bishop's Crown or flying saucer like. The heat of the chilli is classified as medium. It is popular in the culinary world because it is not as strong as most chilli peppers making it acceptable to more consumers - it is still potent though!
Common problems with Bishops Crown Chilli
Susceptible to aphids, mites and fungus.
How to harvest Bishops Crown Chilli
Harvest fruit once they have matured and turned red. Often in short summers, it is only the second season!
How to propagate Bishops Crown Chilli
Sow seeds in spring, fruit matures about 90-100 days after germination.
Special features of Bishops Crown Chilli
Will grow in containers, but increase the watering and make sure the pot drains well.
Rotate with alternative crops like rootcrops, cabbage familly, legumes like peas and light feeders like salads.
Other uses of Bishops Crown Chilli
Eating the fruit stimulates the circulatory system, and it is a gastrointestinal detoxifier.
Fruit is edible, the body of the pods have some detectable heat, but the wings are sweet and mild, use fresh or dried as a vegetable, raw, cooked or stuffed.