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Elephant Ears

(Capsicum annuum)

By Jim (Habanero) Duffy






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Elephant Ears (Capsicum annuum)

The Elephant Ears is a rare large sweet Paprika type from Serbia and Croatia. It gets its name from because the peppers flatten to a shape resembling an ear. It is also called Slonovo Uvo. In Serbia, Croatia and Macedonia these peppers are roasted, stuffed and used to make sauces and condiments. In Serbia and Croatia it is famous for making a pepper preserve called Ajvar. Other peppers can be used to make Ajvar but the preferred pepper is Elephant Ears. It takes a few days to make but is worth the effort!

The Elephant Ears chile plants produces peppers over 6 inches in length and over 4 inches wide. The fruits ripen from green to red. The Elephant Ears chile plants can grow up to 3 feet tall.

At Refining Fire Chiles we isolate our seed production plants to avoid cross-pollination with other chile species. If you want to try it yourself contact us for seeds, plants (March-August) and fresh chiles (September).

We also grow the Trinidad 7 Pot, Trinidad Scorpion, Naga Morich, Chocolate Habanero and many other Hot Chile Pepper plant varieties!