500-2,500 SHU - MILD. Tapered, 6-8"L x 1½"W, medium-thick flesh, pungent chili. Deep green fruits that turn red at maturity. 28-34"H upright bushy, vigorous, long bearing plants provide good fruit protection. Heat tolerant. Excellent raw or for stuffing, frying, stews, sauces or roasting. Also, used for dried pepper wreaths and ristras.
Pollination occurs by insect, bird, wind, humans, or other natural mechanisms. Because there are no restrictions on the flow of pollen between individuals, open-pollinated plants are more genetically diverse. However, as long as pollen is not shared between different varieties within the same species, then the seed produced will remain true-to-type year after year.
This variety has a history of being passed down within a family or community, similar to the generational sharing of certain items like jewelry or furniture.
* This is an estimated guide. Conditions may vary considerably due to location.