Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Sweet Pinot Noir Pepper
You read that right, a Pinot Noir Pepper.
No it is not wine that tastes like pepper, or a pepper that tastes like wine. It's a delicious produce that all will surely enjoy!
We grew this variety for the first time last year and the plants flourished. If you are looking to add a new pepper to your garden, you should give this one a try.
The pepper begins in a light green hue when young and matures into a variety of colors; including berry, citrus, and cherry red (though my crop mostly grew berry with a few reds). The size of the peppers vary, I had both big and small ones. If you would like to grow mostly large ones, the peppers can be thinned.
It does very well in slightly hot weather, but as soon as it gets over 100 degrees Fahrenheit the crop slows down slightly. The peppers continued to produce well into December and only stopped because we finally got a frost!
When cooked the flavor feels hot, but does not have that spicy kick. This appeals to me since my taste buds cannot handle the spiciness.
You can purchase the seeds at Burpee's Seeds and start them at home!
We highly recommend this variety; it will soon become a staple in the your Summer kitchen. Pinot Noir peppers add great flavor to omelets, fajitas, quiches, pizzas, stir fries, and anything else you can think of!
Hope you give this pepper a try!