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Old May 7, 2019   #1
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Default Kpakpo★★★★o pepper from Ghana

Has anyone grown this? Kpakpo s h ito - sorry, the editor blocks part of the name! A small, blocky, medium-hot green pepper that reportedly never turns red. Used for the green pepper sauce that is ubiquitous.

I am currently on the Volta River in Ghana, and will try to find some seed specimens.
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Interesting looking. I think they are picked very immature. Some are saying it's a variety of scotch bonnet.


http://pattismenu.com/wp/index.php/s...e-like-it-hot/


https://www.seaspringseeds.co.uk/sho...li-seed-detail

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Hope you succeed! My taste buds are jealous you get to enjoy real Waakye, Chichinga and Red Red.


PS Kambuzi germination was outstanding

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Scored! Found some kpakpo ★★★★o peppers at this stand in Accra! Thanks to my Ghana colleagues who drove me around looking.
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Nice! Thank them for me as well!

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Has anyone grown this? Kpakpo s h ito - sorry, the editor blocks part of the name! A small, blocky, medium-hot green pepper that reportedly never turns red. Used for the green pepper sauce that is ubiquitous.

I am currently on the Volta River in Ghana, and will try to find some seed specimens.
I've never grown it, but I want to see!

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Reminds me of this young lady's shop in Nigeria.
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I'm curious as to all the other veges/fruit in that picture if you know or were told what they are....
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Now have some K p a k p o s h i t o peppers growing in Atlanta!
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Nice, would love to know how they taste. I have pretty much given up on hot peppers now
Medium hot as in a habanero or more like a cayenne?
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More like a cayenne. You can snack on them raw, or make them into a pepper salsa like they do in Ghana. Tolerable heat, slightly citrusy.
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