Cheongyang Gochu Chilli
‘For Spicy Korean Cooking’
Cheongyang Gochu Chilli is a Korean variety named after the ‘CHEONYANG REGION’, where these chillies were first produced. It is also known as ‘Chungyang Red Pepper’ it is supposed to be the hottest chilli variety in Korea.
We got this and a few other Korean varieties from a good friend in and they seem to grow really well here in Australia. Even in the middle of winter they are still going along. It’s a small-sized chili pepper, that has a strong burning sensation when eaten. The plant grows well in a pot to about a metre high, so it would get a bit bigger if you can have it in the ground.
The pods look similar to the Asian Birdseye, but are bit thinner and they start off green and ends up red. Size wise the pods are 4-5 cm long and just under 1 cm wide.
Flavour wise: Taste similar to the Asian Birdseye, but a bit more sweet and tangier, and actually really nice.
Heat level: Mid heat