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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:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 18
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0

94.4% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
GardenGirl
Location:
TIMPSON, TX, United States
Date:
June 2, 2018
          5.0
 
Great peppers tastes great
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Great taste!

What are the cons? They're getting sunscald

Review:

I had low germination rate on my seeds so I only got five plants. The peppers I've gotten so far are great! Prolific and sweet! I was saving one big, pretty pepper on the plant to save seed out of, but sadly, I had to pick it still green because it was ruining from sunscald, as are some of my bell peppers. We're having a bad drought here in my Texas area. My plants are still trying to produce, so hopefully I will get more peppers to eat, and one to save seeds from. Great peppers, and I've enjoyed eating them! Highly recommend!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
npmckee
Location:
Seattle, WA, United States
Date:
April 6, 2018
          5.0
 
Delicious and pretty
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Unbelievable sweet flavor

What are the cons? None

Review:

This is, without question, the tastiest pepper I've ever grown. The plants are relatively compact but produce 6" thick dark red peppers that taste like they're soaked in sugar. Once I tried a few of them I gave all of my bell peppers away and just used these in all of our recipes that called for peppers. They're so good, in fact, that they're probably the only sweet pepper I'll plant this year. Can't recommend enough!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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10 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
finnsmotel
Location:
St. Louis, MO, United States
Date:
February 2, 2018
          5.0
 
Rich Dark Sweet Peppers
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? dark aroma, deep flavor

What are the cons? none

Review:

The product description lured me in last year. I tried to grow 10 plants but only 5 made the transplant. But the 5 that took delivered well. Excited by the description of the ajvar spread/sauce, I went to an international market and bought a few jars to see what mine should taste like. It was great fun following the old recipes and making ajvar. Great stuff! But, the best surprise of all was how good these peppers taste sliced up and sauted in olive oil along with some white onion and garlic. Wow. Dark, aromatic sweet red pepper with a perfectly musky flavor.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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15 out of 16 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
JohnnyDaCroat
Location:
Chicago, IL, United States
Date:
January 30, 2018
          5.0
 
Fantastic Pepper 1
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy grown, large crop, tase

What are the cons? None

Review:

I built two new pepper beds this last year specifically to give the Ajvar and Northern pepper a try. Being in Chicago we have a very short growing season especially for peppers, knowing that Ajvar comes from a warm climate like Macedonia I started my seed in February. They were slow to start, especially compared to my Northern seeds but once I got them outside in full sun in some fantastic soil they took off like a rocket. I planted 12 Ajvars and 12 Northern and luckily the weather was perfect last summer. Ajvars dropped about 10-14 peppers per plant initially, they matured fairly quickly, I left them on the plant a few extra weeks to have all the peppers ripen around the same time. The flavor was FAR superior to the Northern pepper, texture was thick and meaty and very robust. I picked them as needed for cooking but harvested the vast majority at the end of the season. I grilled them, pealed off the skin and pickled them, I ended up with 6 large mason jars of love.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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16 out of 17 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jennifer
Location:
St Louis, MO, United States
Date:
January 13, 2018
          5.0
 
Truly Amazing Sweet Pepper
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Phenomenal flavor

What are the cons? none

Review:

These sweet peppers are truly phenomenal. They produce very abundantly, even when they had shade in the morning. No pests, no sun scald. They don't take weeks to turn red like most other sweet peppers. Best of all,t he flavor is truly superb. I made roasted red pepper soup that would be fit for a 5 star gourmet restaurant! Even after the soup had been frozen several months, it still tasted just like fresh. I will grow more of these peppers this year!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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