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Ajvarski, Sweet Pepper (15 seeds) (PP185) $2.75

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Ajvarski, Sweet Pepper

         
 
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Here’s a really outstanding roasting pepper from eastern Macedonia. Two-foot, stocky plants are covered in 6- to 7-inch, broadly wedge-shaped pods that ripen green to deep, rich red. These peppers are incredibly fragrant and tasty. When you throw half a dozen on your grill, everybody in your neighborhood will smell them! These thick-fleshed traditional peppers are roasted on flat metal stoves, peeled, then ground into a traditional relish called ajvar, which is eaten spread on bread, often with sirenje, a local cheese similar to feta. Nearly every rural household puts up a supply of ajvar for winter eating. In autumn, Macedonians flock to the markets in fertile valleys in the east to buy bushels of the best aromatic roasting peppers from the local villages. The original seed was a gift from the students in the villages of Kalugeritsa and Zleovo.
 
Ajvarski, Sweet Pepper
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 10
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.5

90.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
WeirdoMcGweirdo
Location:
albuquerque, NM, United States
Date:
October 20, 2017
          4.0
 
Finicky but rewarding
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Very sweet flavor

What are the cons? none

Review:

I had a hard time starting these indoor so my crop was delayed. But once they got going, each plant produced about 20 peppers.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
greg
Location:
shoreham, NY, United States
Date:
October 8, 2017
          5.0
 
Please grow these
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Very productive, large plants

What are the cons? cant think of any

Review:

I've tried many peppers since i began seed starting only heirloom varieties from Baker Creek. Most of the peppers I up grew were too hot, and I couldn't find a truly productive sweet pepper. Looking for new varieties, I saw these and I was sold on their description as Eastern European peppers grown for roasting, and how they are known for being sturdy and productive. The seedlings went in late because of a cold spring, but by late July the plants were huge, and loaded with set fruit. It took until late August to start getting the red ripened fruits I was waiting for. I had problems overall with all of my peppers, notably seed rot and many rotting before harvest, but I believe this was from under watering, overcrowding and inconsistent organic pest control. Bottom line is on just two plants, they yielded over 15 peppers in great shape, and as many lost due to the problems I mentioned. Oven roasted and peeled, they have an amazing rich and buttery taste... Next year I'm planting four!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
smileysdynamite
Location:
cincinnati, OH, United States
Date:
October 3, 2017
          5.0
 
best.pepper.ever.
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? flavor

What are the cons? none

Review:

If I could only grow one sweet pepper the rest of my life, this would be it. Ive never tasted a pepper so delicious--red, they live up to their description. I sauteed them tender crisp with olive oil and they ARE fragrant. I had a good amount of peppers, about average in abundance, and come on in august/september(for reds) here in ohio. you must try this if you grow veggies for flavor. youll not be disappointed. Great pepper Baker Creek!!!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Lola Rugula
Location:
Roscoe, IL, United States
Date:
September 30, 2017
          5.0
 
Delicious Peppers
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Seeds germinated quickly

What are the cons? None

Review:

I had great luck with these in Zone 5, N. Illinois. I started them inside in February and they germinated quickly. Transplanted to garden in mid-May and they acclimated well to the change with no issues. I don't typically have a lot of luck with peppers turning red but once these started turning in late July, they haven't' stopped. They're very fragrant and are great on the grill or roasted in the oven or under the broiler. I've made ajvar with them multiple times now and shared my recipe on my blog http://lolarugula.com/2017/09/13/ajvar-recipe/. If you want a delicious, easy to grow pepper, order these - I hope you're as thrilled with them as I am.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
gatoscuro
Location:
Norman, OK, United States
Date:
September 28, 2017
          4.0
 
Nice when you can get them
Easy to Grow 2.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Delicious

What are the cons? Low production & germination

Review:

This pepper gave me problems starting with germination--unlike all other varieties obtained at this site. The plants themselves were slow-growing and while they produced some of the earliest peppers, they didn't make very many, certainly not enough to recommend them for next year's garden. The second round of fruit set late in the season and probably won't ripen before frost. They didn't attract pests and handled the area's unpredictable weather okay.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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