For full disclosure – this is Orange Brazilian Starfish. Sure, it has some yellowish coloration – but it is more orange. My art helpers, aka elementary aged business women, aka daughters, wrote yellow on the chalk placard. Looked yellow enough for me not to question it. Do not purchase expecting a KSLSB level of canary yellow! We’ll get this fixed but… as of October 2023, we have about 120 new peppers to add… so things are running a bit tight!
The Brazilian Starfish Yellow-Orange
A fun addition to the garden. This C. baccatum variety offers a unique blend of heat and sweetness, as well as a unique funky shape. The shape is reminiscent of, well, a starfish! Flat and with outer ridges, the Brazilian Starfish has thick flesh for a smaller pepper. The outer flesh is milder, with a heat level of around 500 SHU – Sweet and perfect for those who want to enjoy the flavor without the burn. This makes it ideal for salads, garnishes, or any dish where a milder heat is desired.
The inner core of this pepper is where the real heat is hiding. We’re talking an estimated heat level of over 10,000 SHU. So, if you’re looking to add some kick to your salsas or hot sauces, this is where you’ll find it. It’s like having two peppers in one, which is pretty cool if you ask me.
What sets the Brazilian Starfish Yellow-Orange apart from other peppers like the Bell is this dual nature. You get both mild and hot experiences from the same pepper. Whether you’re gardening in SW Ohio or anywhere else, this pepper is a solid pick. It’s not just about the looks; this pepper brings both mild sweetness and a hidden punch of heat to the table.