- Grown, sold, and described by Bunny Hop Seeds
- Time to maturity: midseason
- Heat: Hot
- Approx. number of seeds per pack: 10+
- Capsicum frutescens
- Bagged Bloom Seeds
Mahem is probably a landrace variety, and came originally from Togo (South Africa), “at Ga-Rankuwa turnoff,” according to one of my very favorite vendors, Tatiana's TOMATObase (http://tatianastomatobase.com/wiki/Mahem). Tatiana states that these are very rare and endangered, so I can do my part here by listing these seeds! Although I cannot find this stated anywhere, I believe it is C. frutescens.
Mahem is a hot and tasty pepper, useful for pepper vinegar (cram fruits into a bottle, fill with vinegar, put on the table for condiment use…my Granny was never without one). Also they will be fine for making fermented pepper sauce.
There is an issue I have with the size though. Tatiana states that they are 2.5-3″ in length. But seeing that my middle finger is 3″ long, and my ring finger is 2.5″ long, the vendor’s photo does not show peppers the length of fingers. So I think that the size of the fruits that I grew, 1/2 to 1.5″, is an accurate and correct size for this variety.
Mahem is beautiful ornamental as well, for those of you who grow pepper plants among your front yard flowers, as I used to do in the city (had no space for a separate garden!). They will also do great in a pot. My plants grew to about 2 feet high in rather challenged conditions, and set fruit all at once. The fruits last a long time on the bushy plants.
Getting tiny seeds out of tiny HOT dried peppers is a fiddly business. I have additional dried peppers waiting to be de-seeded and germ tested, but for now, the seed packets have 10+ seeds each.
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