The Bishops Crown Chilli is a mildly spicy pepper that goes by several many names. It is most well-known in Brazil, where it is called Ubatuba Cambuci after the two Brazilian towns of the same name.
The plant requires space to grow as it may reach a height of up to 2 metres, however it has the potential to yield a good crop of 50-100 pods and is suitable for overwintering. Because the plant has the potential to produce an abundant harvest of up to 50–100 pods, it is an excellent variety of chilli for individuals who wish to preserve their harvest.
There is an additional version of the Bishop's Crown that is known as the Nepalese Bell, and it is an excellent choice if you are able to locate seeds for it.
Seed Quantity 15 Seeds
Species Capsicum baccatum
Heat Level (Scoville Rating) Medium (5,000-30,000 SHU)
Pod Description The Bishops Crown Chilli pods feature a unique, wing-like shape that changes from lime-green to a bright red colour when fully mature, typically reaching a size of approximately 6cm in length and width.
Also known as Christmas Bell, Ubatuba Cambuci, Aji Flor, Joker's Hat, Friar's Hat, Bishop's Hat, Campane, Monk's Hat, Pimenta Cambuci, Tinkerbell
Sow seedlings in the spring in a sunny and sheltered area. Bishops Crown Chilli has the potential to reach 1.5-2m in height and should be kept in full sun with consistent heat for the best results. Germination can be on the slow side and take a few weeks.
Ideally, Bishops Crown Chilli plants thrive in a temperature of 20°C, with cooler-temperate climates best suited for a greenhouse or polytunnel. It should be noted that ripening takes an extended period.
Cooking & Eating
This chilli offers a variety of uses, including stuffing and grilling with cheese, adding to salads, and topping with cheese. Grill whole. Stuff. Dice and add to salads and salsas. Finely chop with garlic, spring onion and a smaller hotter chilli and fold through couscous with butter and seasoning. Pickle the smaller ones whole.