Albanian Red Hot
Aprox. 50,000 – 100,000 SHU
Another corker of a corker…The Albanian Red Hot pepper is a rare heirloom variety from the Albanian-Macedonian region that was discovered by Pepperlover. They had seeds sent to them by a Turkish friend who says that it is famously used by Turkish villagers in making their local chilli powder. This is what has been said about it and we can only agree wholeheartedly. “Very sweet, almost cherry like sweet with rich long lasting taste of acidic-heat without any bitterness. By all means, this pepper is a true treasure, when we used it fresh it was mouthwatering, when we made some into powders, it has its own unique sweet-lightly acidic and sour flavor which we didn’t experience in other peppers. No need to smoke this pepper, it has its own woody/mushroomy aroma.”
This type of skin is referred to as “vezeni” (meaning “embroidered”) and the longer you leave on the plant the more embroidered it gets. The Albanian Red Hot grows to around 20cms long and 3-4cms wide, so if you like your chillies big, flavorsome, easy maintenance and super productive go no further.