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Criolla De Cocina Pepper (10 seeds) (PP168) $3.00

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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 from a farmer in Nicaragua. 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 very wrinkled and unique looking.
 
Criolla De Cocina Pepper
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 14
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
skye
Location:
Houston, TX, United States
Date:
October 22, 2018
          4.0
 
Great for Houston area
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Great for Southeast TX

What are the cons? None

Review:

I have much better luck with fall planted peppers than I do with spring. I planted these in July and promptly forgot about them. I don't do a lot of supplemental watering, however, i did place these around an olla; I was shocked to find them completely covered with peppers by October. I haven't been able to grow bell peppers successfully, but these plants are a great alternative. They have a thinner skin, but the same sweetness without the bitter flavor of a bell pepper.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

1 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
roper2008
Location:
Virginia Beach, VA, United States
Date:
July 24, 2018
          4.0
 
A Keeper
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Productive

What are the cons? None

Review:

First year growing this pepper. I was very pleased with it. Seedlings grew fine, just like my other peppers. They were all grown in earthboxes. The flavor of this pepper fresh is okay, but grilled or dehydrated brings out rich flavor and sweetness. Definitely will be growing more next year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Sky
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Date:
June 9, 2018
          4.0
 
CDC Sweet Pepper
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Smell, Shape, Colour, Yeild

What are the cons? Not The Best Green

Review:

Grew these in Toronto Ontario on a balcony in 5gl buckets. Hot full sun, water once a day, twice on heatwaves. All items I grow are in containers and all my reviews are bias towards that. They where disease resident and yielded quite well for a large fruiting pepper in a container environment. I can confirm spiders do like to hide in the folds as previously stated and its off setting. Would only ever harvest them after a good spray with the hose. Great red pepper for pizzas and salads, strong flavor, could eat on its own with dip but I prefer something milder like a basic sweet bell. The peppers where sub pair when eaten green but my growing conditions are not standard so hard to tell if it was that or the pepper its self. Growing them again as I have left over seed, I love the overall appeal of this pepper, deep red, wavy ripples, thin walled perfect for stuffing, smells fabulous and has good yields. I fell I may like them more if they had proper space/dirt to grow in.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Disease Controller
Location:
Atlanta, GA, United States
Date:
May 7, 2018
          3.0
 
Slow ride take it easy
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Can take the Georgia heat

What are the cons? Really slow out of the gate

Review:

I started indoors in jiffy pots with expert gardner potting mix and surface sown March 20. They started germinating at day 11 and 7 of 15 eventually sprouted. Moved outside to harden April 18 and transplanted to 1 quart pots with Miracle Gro veg and herb garden soil after 16 more days. One planted directly in native soil (amended clay) same day. They still don't have fully developed true leaves after 7 weeks. They haven't gotten taller than 1.5 inches but haven't wilted under direct sun either. Maybe it's a nutrient deficiency but they are slow to grow. I would recommend planting with some depth. Many of my germinated starts dried out sown on surface of soil. I hoped that these would be adapted to long hot humid summers. It's been hot the last two weeks and they still haven't taken off. I may start indoors earlier next year or may be pleasantly surprised by end of this summer. Will update progress later in season.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
FRAZIER
Location:
Richmond, IL, United States
Date:
February 8, 2018
          4.0
 
Good Performer
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? High Yield, good flavor

What are the cons? None.

Review:

Shortish plants bore heavily. Compared to the other peppers we grew, these seemed less affected by pests. Flavor good, peppery but not particularly sweet. Good in fried dishes or raw in salads. Growing it again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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