Also known as the Ubatuba Cambuci pepper or Ubatuba pepper, this unusual pepper with a flying saucer shape originated from Brazil. It looks similar to the Bishop Crownwith its bell-shape, but it will have less heat and more sweetness. You may taste a bit of heat with spicy flavor at first, but then it will simmer down with fruity sweetness. To be more detailed, its wings have a sweeter flavor and its body has a more mild hot flavor. The Cambuci pepper has an apple-like crunch and a light, crisp flavor, and are excellent to use for salads, sandwiches, stuffing, salsas, sauces, jam, and more! The Ubatuba Cambuci pepper ripens from yellow, orange, and finally bright red, and the pepper plant will grow to 3 feet tall with 3” pepper pods.
Fun Fact: Ubatuba is a beach town in San Paulo, and Cambuci is a city located in Rio de Janeiro!
Species: Capsicum Baccatum
Heat Level: Estimated to be 5,000 Scoville heat units
Origin: Known to be located in South America, specifically Brazil