Pepper 'Tsitsak'

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2 €

PACKAGING: Sachet Zip-lock 12-15 SEEDS

1. Original Name: Tsitsak.

2. History: Named after fermented Tsitsak peppers, an Armenian dish. A variety bred by amateur pepper breeders. It has no original name. It is publicly known as Tsitsak. Scoville scale: about 1,500-3,500 SHU.

3. Plant Specifications: Early-season or medium early depending on where it grows (in a greenhouse or outdoors). It can produce fruits for a long time. Short plant, growing 1.6-2.3 feet (50-70 cm) tall.

4. Training Instructions: It is recommended to tie the main stem otherwise the plant may fall on the ground after watering or rain because of heavy fruits.

5. Shape and Weight: Elongated tapered fruits that can be slightly curved in the upper part. Weight: 2.1-2.8 oz. (60-80 g). The fruits can grow up to 0.7 foot (20 cm) long.

6. Color: The fruits are pale green at the mature-green stage. Later they mature to yellow, orange and red.

7. Flavor Profile: Slightly sweet with a pepper flavor. The heat is moderate but Tsitsak has more heat than Ram’s Horn peppers. The walls are not thin but they are juicy and crisp.

8. Culinary Use: A good choice for eating fresh and making sauces. But these peppers are best for fermenting in weak brine. This pepper is most popular for fermentation in Armenia and Georgia. It is also good for pickling. There are lots of recipes for fermented Tsitsak peppers on the Internet and these recipes are not hard to follow.

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