Urfa Biber

(Capsicum annuum)

By Jim (Habanero) Duffy

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Urfa Biber (Capsicum annuum)

The Urfa Biber also called the Isot pepper comes the the southern region of Turkey called Urfa. The word "Biber" means pepper. Similar to the raisin like flavor of Aleppo but has more of a chocolate earthy tone. It has a heat that builds as you eat more. Peppers are large and can get almost the width of a small cup and over 8 inches long. The Urfa Biber kind of resembles an elongated bell pepper.

In the Mideast the Urfa Biber is used to season meat dishes especially Lamb Kabobs. But is also delicious stuffed or roasted. Another use is to add a different flavor dimension and some heat to desserts like ice cream or cakes. The Urfa Biber chile plants ripen from green to a maroon red color and 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!