Biquinho Pepper Review

August 1, 2019 | Article Topics:

I picked up seeds for the Biquinho last season knowing that they weren’t going to provide much in the way of fiery warmth. I wanted to grow some peppers this year that would make nice snacks — something I could steal from the plant as I walked by that would taste great and tingle the tongue with a little burn.

Biquinho Peppers

While these “little beak” peppers do taste great, the seed stock that I purchased don’t provide that hint of fire that I wanted. Still, I have been chowing down on these things like it were my job. So, let’s get into this review with some more detail.

Each smooth-skinned pod on these prolific plants is about an inch (maybe more) in length and half that at their widest. It’s easy to see why they are called “little beak” peppers as the come to a tapered point pretty quickly. Inside, the Biquinho has a good amount of seeds contained within its medium-walled cavity.

Biquinho Peppers

The aroma on these little things is set and floral, almost habanero-like. The flavor follows suit almost to a tee. That floral trait hits first as you crunch into the juicy pepper. The seeds don’t affect the flavor any as a tropical sweetness takes over for the floral character. A couple that I have eaten carry just the slightest hint of heat, but it barely registers.

Biquinho Peppers

The Biquinho is certainly a tasty little thing, but I’m not sure that it fits my ideal example of a snacking pepper. I love the taste, but I also want a touch of heat with the experience. The refreshing crunch with each bite is enjoyable. I’m not entirely sure what I am going to do with all the fruit that is currently packing the two plants. I’ve seen some pickling recipes for them and I’m sure I’ll share with friends, but not sure I’ll grow this one again.