Pepper, Criolla Sella (Capsicum baccatum), packet of 50 seeds, organic
Family: Nightshade (Solanaceae)
Perennial in Zones 10-12, otherwise grown as an annual, 80 to 100 days to harvest
Native to the Peruvian Andes. The plants are short and sturdy, studded copiously with the golden-orange, thin-skinned peppers. These are not too hot, and they have a very citrusy taste. We eat them fresh, squeezed between the layers that make up our summer sandwiches, cut them into salsa, or dry and grind them up into chili powder. Since Criolla matures before other peppers, even here in our mountain farm where the nights are cool, we prefer this variety over all others. Besides, the taste is phenomenal and the heat units are low enough to allow consumption of many without after effects except perhaps a warm glow down below! Seriously, Criolla Sella is highly adaptable to northern temperate gardens, resistant to viral pathogens, and easy to germ in cool soils.
50 seeds/pkt., Certified Organically Grown