Turkish Oily Paste Pepper
Approx 2,000-5,000 SHU
Here’s a unique one for the pepper collectors out there. In some Mediterranean regions the making of hot sauce (commercially) is scarce. Instead, chilli paste products are what people consume particularly in the Arab region. The paste is called “Shattah” which stands of course for chilli paste. In these regions chilli paste is used in daily meals much like hummus. In Turkey, locals use the term (salçalık) to describe the paste made from chillies where this particular pepper has been cultivated as a strain for such a use. Its juicy and slightly sweet like an apple and although we haven’t made a paste out of it we will assume people in the Mediterranean know what they’re talking about. The plant grows to about a meter high in pots and the fruit are approx 2-3cm wide and 6-8cms long. It’s also another chilli that is incredibly easy to grow that is super prolific.