Chili pepper 'Chapeau de Frade'

Capsicum annuum longum group

How to grow Chili pepper 'Chapeau de Frade'

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Chapeau de Frade 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. Ideally plant in loamy and sandy soil and try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 7.0 and 8.5 as Chapeau de Frade likes to be in neutral soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Chapeau de Frade 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.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Chapeau de Frade about 14 days after your last frost date.

Transplanting Chapeau de Frade

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

By our calculations, you should look at planting out Chapeau de Frade about 14 days before your last frost date.

Harvesting Chapeau de Frade

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by late summer.

Chapeau de Frade folklore & trivia

Originally believed to come from Brazil. Transferred from South America in the 18th century to Europe by the Portuguese.

Other Names for Chili pepper 'Chapeau de Frade'

Monk’s Hat chile, Monk’s Hat Chili