Sunday

Petite Brazilian Sweet Pimento Pepper

Look what we have here. Mini Pimentos!, these are going to be used for festive garnishes. The red color suits everything from Valentines to Christmas to New Years. I am so excited to get my hands on these Brazilian imported pepper seeds. Already started in little trays, sitting on a heat mat, my "Little Beaks", or "Little Kiss" pepper....yay!




From the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, Pimenta De Bico peppers are mildly hot, small, round and either a brilliant scarlet-red or sunshine-yellow, with a small beak-shaped protuberance hanging from the end. The plant makes a beautiful ornamental plant, and many of these plants grace Brazilian gardens and yards.

The incredible rich flavorful small of these chilies are perfect served as a garnish or as an appetizer with drinks or can be used to perk up almost any soup, stew or braised dish.

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5 comments:

HolleyGarden said...

I was purchasing pimento at the store the other day and wondered if I could grow it myself. These look so adorable!

Stephanie said...

The shape is exactly like Hershey Kisses hehe...

Andrew Ablėnas said...

These may be the most adorable peppers I have ever seen.

1st Man said...

These are wonderful! I think I might just have to get some of these. And those cheese appetizers in the picture look delicious!

Garden Medusa said...

HolleyGarden - I don't see why not. If they are heirlooms you get the same result. If they are hybrids you may raise something completely new :)
Good luck with that!

Thanks for the comments all. The cheese cubes make me hungry every time I look at them :)