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Peter Penis Red (f)

Peter Penis Red (Dried chilli)
speciesCapsicum annuum
varietyPeter Penis Red
heat [SHU]10,000 - 25,000
average length x diameter [mm]70 x 25
average fruit weight [g]15
average plant height x diameter [cm]90 x 40
max. leaf length x width [mm]150 x 95
originUSA, Texas, Louisiana

fruit:

  • oblong pod with a unique, distinctly shaped end
  • delicious taste and approximately half the heat of Cayenne pepper
  • the pepper changes colour from green to red during ripening

plant:

  • compact bush, even over 1 meter tall
  • broader, pointed, light green leaves with pronounced ribbing
  • flowers are usually white, sometimes green-white or yellow-green

cultivation:

  • at temperatures above 25°C and moist substrate, these usually sprout within one week
  • training of longer branches is advised to prevent their breaking
  • the shape is not the same for all of the fruits, but some of the crop is guaranteed to have the "right" shape
  • follow general rules for cultivation of chilli peppers

use:

  • the shape of the peppers gives pickled or sterilized mixtures desired diversity
  • dried and crushed or ground to powder as a spice
  • as a gift item :-)

curiosities:

  • unique shape resembling the well renowned "instrument from the animal kingdom"
  • this iconic variety is sometimes jokingly referred to as the "porn-chilli"

synonyms:

  • Peter's penis
  • PI 593566

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