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Capsicum annuum "Zimbabwe Black"

zimbabwe black plant

Zimbabwe Black

Zimbabwe Black pot plant


The upright plants have a striking tiered habit, purple leaves, purple flowers and dark purple unripe chillies which mature to bright red. The leaves often have some variegation, and can appear green in some lights. All in all a very attractive plant which grows well in a container and produces useful fairly mild chillies. Definitely one for the patio.

Zimbabwe Black chillies


Mild to medium chillies which are used in southern Africa to make a savoury hot sauce for use as a dip for the staple maize porridge. The chillies also dry well, being thin walled.

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