Capsicum cardenasii (Ulupica)

The Ulupica grows wild in Bolivia and Peru and is thought to be the origin progenitor of all Capsicums. The Ulupica is closely related to the Rocoto but grows to only a fraction of size. Like the Rocoto, the Ulupica has purple flowers but only a slightly pubescent.

Each pepper has between 3 and 5 seeds with 4 the average. Peppers are thin walled and almost no flesh.