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Chili 'Dedo de Moça'  

Capsicum baccatum

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'Dedo de Moça' is a Chili variety in the Capsicum genus with a scientific name of Capsicum baccatum. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Candy apple red. It is an Vegetable and is treated mainly as a Annual, This means that it grows best over the course of a single year. Dedo de Moça is known for growing to a height of approximately 45.72 cm (1.49 feet).

Brazil is believed to be where Dedo de Moça originates from.

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How to grow Dedo de Moça

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Position in a full sun location and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Dedo de Moça is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 5 - 12 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 7.0 and 8.5 as Dedo de Moça likes to be in neutral soil - weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Dedo de Moça from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.2 inches (0.5 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 18°C / 64°F to ensure good germination.

Transplanting Dedo de Moça

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Dedo de Moça is a tender plant.

Harvesting Dedo de Moça

Chili Dedo de Moça Etymology

Literally translated, the name means Finger of a Girl, or Girls’ finger.

Other Names for Chili 'Dedo de Moça'

Dedo de Mocha