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Criolla De Cocina Pepper (10 seeds) (PP168) $2.50

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Criolla De Cocina Pepper

         
 
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I first received seed for this great pepper 15 years ago, so I am so excited to get it into the catalog! This small pepper was collected in 1988 in Nicaragua from a farmer. It produces small 4" peppers that are fragrant and richly flavored; these have strong pepper flavor making them perfect for a variety of dishes. Fruit is green turning to red as they ripen.
 
Criolla De Cocina Pepper
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 8
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

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

What are the pros? pretty

What are the cons? none

Review:

I have grown this for 3 years. I think they are the most beautiful pepper!! the wall is thinner and the skin is thin too. Flavor is average pepper flavor. I just think they are beautiful!!!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Greenladymeg
Location:
York Springs, PA, United States
Date:
January 16, 2017
          5.0
 
Great pepper
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Rich flavor, unique shape.

What are the cons? Spiders like to live in folds

Review:

Sweet rich flavor, thin skin, great for saut?eing.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
DD
Location:
Norwalk, CT, United States
Date:
August 21, 2016
          4.0
 
Cute Tasty Red Peppers
Easy to Grow 2.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Very attractive and flavorful

What are the cons? Long road from seed

Review:

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.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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18 out of 18 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
TS
Location:
Raleigh, NC, United States
Date:
December 24, 2015
          5.0
 
Excellent thinwalled pepper
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Intense pepper flavor

What are the cons? N/A

Review:

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.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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12 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Katie S.
Location:
Washington, MO, United States
Date:
August 28, 2015
          4.0
 
Early and tasty raw
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Early, flavorful, novelty

What are the cons? -

Review:

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.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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