‘The authentic variety from in Espelette in France’
From the Basque region of France this famous mild chilli are named after the charming village Espelette. The village is famous for this particular chilli variety, and after the harvest the houses are strung with strings of Espelette chillies, creating a colourful chilli decorated city.
They even have a Chilli Festival, that started in 1968. Now years later this festival has reached a huge audience. In the last weekend of October over 20.000 people visit this festive gourmet festival each year.
This variety was given to us from our mate Marc Vandenhende, whom personally harvested the seeds from fresh Piment pods picked in Espelette. So this is the authentic Piment D’Espelette chilli.
The plant grows well in a pot to about 70 cm in height, and is easy to maintain. Furthermore, it is a great producer of these delicious peppers. The pods start of green and end up a dark red, when they are fully mature.
A mild variety that would be great for stuffing, dried for a powder, in soups or stews. You could also use them in a stir fry, a salad, or just as a snack.
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Pod size: 7-10 cm long and 3-4 cm wide
Flavour wise: A sweet fruity flavour
Heat Level: It has a deep mild burn, 3-4/15