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Capsicum baccatum "Spangles"

Spangles chillies

Spangles

Spangles flower

Notes

Easy to grow in spite of its Brazilian origin. Spangles makes a fairly large spreading bush, decorated with conical chillies which ripen from light purple through white, orange and finally red. It tends to be a bit late ripening and so benefits from an early start.

Spangles plant

Culinary

Spangles has fleshier chillies than most baccatums, so they are best used fresh. The ripe chillies have a lovely sweet fragrant flavour and make a delicious mild chilli sauce.



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