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6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? Outstanding flavor
What are the cons? Absolutely none
The company who pays for my 2.5 acres of research garden and orders produce from the 400 acres of varied vegetables from the farm on which we do research serves somewhere around 80% of Quebec's fine dining restaurants...
I get a lot of the country's best chefs to come and evaluate with me the many hundreds of cultivars in the trial field.
A lot of them loved the exquisite flavor of the pepper. Its flesh is very thin but once cooked delivers its fruitiness and richness of flavor like few do, even the best eastern european sweet peppers.
But where it shines SUPREMELY is once dried and made into pepper powder (paprika). I have ground up hundreds of peppers, almost all I ever grew, and NOTHING IS REMOTELY CLOSE TO THE UNBELIEVABLE UMAMI RICH FLAVOR OF THIS ONE.
It has rich notes of mushrooms, yeast, it is incredibly fruity. It transforms everything.
One chef threw his Szeged paprika in the compost pile...
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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? pretty
What are the cons? none
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!!!
8 out of 8 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.
7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:
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.
19 out of 19 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.