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Sweet Paprika Peppers

(Capsicum annuum)

By Jim (Habanero) Duffy





These are the Paprika types that have no heat at all. They range across Eastern Europe to Western Russia and as fare south as Turkey. The larger ones are used for roasting and stuffing. And smaller ones are dried to make Paprika Seasoning powder to be used in traditional dishes. However larger ones may be dried to make powder as well.







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Feher Ozon Paprika

(Capsicum annuum)



These delicious Paprika are a tasty variety from Hungary. They ripen from a creamy white to lemon yellow, then orange and if left on plant long will eventually turn red. The peppers average about 5 inches in length. The Feher Ozon Paprika chile plants are very prolific and produce very early. The flavor is very sweet with a mild building heat. They are thick walled and can be roasted, fried, stuffed or dried for a nice paprika powder. Great for a nice mild sauce anyone can enjoy! The Feher Ozon Paprika chile plants can grow just over 2 feet tall.










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Szegedi Giant

(Capsicum annuum)



This is a rare variety from Szegedi, Hungary. Also called Giant Szegedi. Rare meaning it's not found in the U.S. produce market. It is a Sweet paprika type that resembles a medium size bell pepper. The Szegedi Giant ripens from creamy white, then yellow and finally orange to red. It can be harvested at any color stage and flavor will vary with each color. It is a very sweet pepper that produces abundant fruits up to 4 inches in length by 2-3 inches wide. It's flesh is thick and juicy! Ideal for salads, roasting or stuffing. The Szegedi Giant chile plants grow between 2 to 3 feet tall. Verticulum wilt tolerant.










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Sweet Apple

(Capsicum annuum)



Also known as Sweet Apple Kambe. The Alma Paprika is nicknamed the "Hot apple". This is the sweet no heat version of the Alma Paprika. They resemble small tomatoes and are classified in Eastern Europe as Pimento Cheese type peppers. The label Cheese peppers goes back a few hundred years to Spain. The Spaniards used many of these mild sweet Pimento type peppers to color and flavor Artisan cheeses and thats why they got the name cheese peppers. The Sweet Apple can get over 5 inches in diameter and almost 3 inches thick! The size of an average Heirloom tomato! They ripen from creamy white and get an orange blush later. If left on the plants too long they will ripen to an orange red, Best time to pick is after orange blush sets in. They are very sweet and can be used in salads. stir fry, mild sauces, roasted or stuffed. A hint if you stuff. Cook your stuffing mixture first and then fill pepper and roast for a short time. They will get very soft if you cook too long. The Sweet Apple chile plants grow just over 2 feet tall.





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Zoltans Paprika

(Capsicum annuum)



This is the story as far as a I know. A man from Slovakia with the name Zoltan moved to Pennsylvania in the 1990's. He brought the seeds with him from his native home. He shared the seeds with a Mennonite farmer who has been farming for many generations. As time went by Zoltan's parents became ill so he moved back home. The farmer in Pennsylvania named this variety after Zoltan as no name was ever given to him. The Zoltan's Paprika produces fruits that grow pointing up and ripen from creamy white to orange and finally red. Best picked when orange as they really get soft fast if left on the plant too long. They are very sweet but sometimes have a detectable mild heat. They are great for salads, roasting, stuffing or drying into a homemade paprika powder. The Zoltan's Paprika peppers are about 6 inches long and about 3 inches in diameter by the stem. They narrow down to a pointy end. The Zoltan's Paprika chile plants grow between 2-3 feet tall. They should be staked because of the weight of the fruit.





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Ferenc Tender

(Capsicum annuum)



This is a very sweet Paprika type from Hungary that has no heat. The Ferenc Tender peppers ripen from ivory to orange and finally red. The fruits get about 5-6 inches long. The Ferenc Tender Paprika peppers are great for salads, roasting or stuffing. They can also be dried to make a sweet Paprika seasoning. The Ferenc Tender Chile plants can grow up to 4 feet tall.










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