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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? Rich flavor, unique shape.
What are the cons? Spiders like to live in folds
Sweet rich flavor, thin skin, great for saut?eing.
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What are the pros? Very attractive and flavorful
What are the cons? Long road from seed
The criollo pepper took quite some time to sprout, and then the plants were a lot less robust looking than the other varieties i grew. However, the peppers it produces are quite unusual and tasty, and people are delighted to receive them. I can't say that Criolla was the most prolific producer, but it is developing a decent amount of peppers. I'll definitely grow next year.
15 out of 15 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? Intense pepper flavor
What are the cons? N/A
This was my second year growing this pepper in 5 gallon containers. I get 10-15 peppers per plant, which is acceptable for the soil volume. I grew in both buckets with drainage holes and self-watering buckets, similar growth and yield for both (but no wilting in summer heat in the latter).
The peppers themselves are very attractive, somewhat resembling a 5-6" tall habanero. Flesh is thin and firm, fairly dry, and excellent on pizza and in salads. Flavor is intense, though not as strong as a seasoning pepper, with zero heat. They dehydrated faster than any other variety I grew this year, and the powder is great in a pot of chili.
I plan to grow half a dozen in 7 gallon growbags next year and see if the yield improves. I am overwintering a few as well.
10 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? Early, flavorful, novelty
What are the cons? -
This was perhaps my favorite pepper for salads. The walls of the fruit are thinner than other peppers, but somehow the flavor carries through better than the thicker varieties we grew. It's a very classic, strong pepper flavor, not too sweet and definitely no bitter. Started in modules in late February, planted out in June - these plants were mid-sized and the first of my five varieties to set fruit in mid to late July. A very wet June did seem to slow growth, but once the soggy month was over they picked up very quickly. My only complaint is while some of my other varieties are still setting fruit like nobody's business, these guys seemed to have slowed a bit. The flavor and shape definitely make up for this though. Would definitely recommend.
40 out of 42 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? shape
What are the cons? none
I wanted to write one further comment on this pepper. The shape of the fruit is a little like an over sized habenaro, although it is absolutely sweet with no hotness at all. The fruit is deeply ridged and pleated to a degree that is seldom seen. It occurred to me that it might be C. chinense not C. annuum because sweet forms are known in both species of pepper. Using DeWitt and Bosland's book on pepper identification, it looks like it is just the familiar C. annuum species. The flowers are white, unspotted, and solitary and the filaments are tan. Hybrids are known between C. annuum and C. chinense but the identifying traits are absolutely consistent with C. annuum.