This pepper was among a collection of seeds obtained from the parents of our donor's son-in-law who had a smallholding near Gostivar, Macedonia (then part of the former Yugoslavia). Produces green peppers that turn dark red when mature. Found by our Seed Guardians to perform well even in northern England. Guardian Bev Mumford adds, “An excellent variety with sweet, juicy flesh.” Milder than a chilli, but still has bite.
Originally from Ohio, this standard-looking bell pepper ripens from green to red, but it is unusual in having a slightly matte finish to its skin. For people who do not like the usually tough skin of bell peppers this may be more palatable. Seed guardians have described the pepper as “very fleshy, very rich flavour, excellent roasted in oil, and very prolific”. It may require staking to support the fruit.
A fairly slow-growing variety producing small fruit (1-1.5cm long) with pointed ends. Produces compact plants that are perfect for growing in pots on a windowsill. The peppers are extremely hot and care should be taken when handling, preparing and eating them. Prolonged handling of the seed can also cause irritation, so take care if seed saving.
Syn. Purple Tiger. Produces pretty plants with variegated cream and green leaves, purple flowers and dark purple/black, bullet-shaped fruits that turn red when ripe. We recommend early sowing (February/early March) and a long growing season for this pepper. Very hot even with the majority of seeds removed.