Urubu Chilli is a C. Chinense from Brazil and it looks like it may carry some C. Frutescens in it as well. It’s a very rare chilli and you won’t find much information about them. The plant is very bushy and an amazing producer of teardrop shaped pods. Heat-wise the pods hit fairly quickly and slowly builds with a deep burn – just under habanero heat.
The pods are 3-3.5 cm long and 1.5 cm in diameter end up orange in colour, when they are ripe. The Urubu chilli would be great for cooking, because of the well balanced heat.
Flavour: Crunchy, slightly bitter/salty with a light habanero flavour.
Heat level: Upper mid heat.