Pepper "Alma Paprica Chile"
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PACKAGING: Sachet Zip-lock 12-15 SEEDS
1. Original Name: Alma Paprika Chile (which means 'Apple Chili Pepper' in Hungarian).
2. History: It is commonly known that the Alma Paprika Chile variety was introduced by the Turks in the 16th or 17th century. Alma Paprika peppers have been known as a Hungarian variety since then. In Hungary, these peppers are mainly grown for the purposes of drying. Paprika powder is used for many dishes including the goulash soup being a national dish of Hungary. Scoville scale: 1,000-3,000 SHU. There is also a variety known as Alma Paprika Sweet having no heat at all.
3. Plant Specifications: Mid-season. It can produce pods for a long time. A good choice for growing outdoors and in a greenhouse. Short bush, growing 1.6-2.3 feet (50-70 cm) tall.
4. Training Instructions: No pruning is required but it is recommended to tie the longest stems. The bushes are sprawling.
5. Shape and Weight: Round or flattened pods with slightly elongated upper parts. The pods mainly have three seed cavities. The stems are short and thick. Weight: 1.8-2.5 oz. (50-70 g).
6. Color: The pods are of a creamy (almost white) color at the mature-green stage. They mature to yellow, orange or red becoming carrot-colored.
7. Flavor Profile: Sweet with a pepper flavor and mild heat. When the pods are unripe, the heat is very mild. When they ripe, the heat is much more noticeable. The walls are meaty and thick.
8. Culinary Use: A good choice for eating fresh, stuffing, baking, canning, vinegar pickling or making paprika powder.