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Pepper, Peperone Calabrese Pepper

Italian Heirloom Pepper Calabrese.  Calabrese Pepper  Early Hot Variety.  These smallish round peppers turn deep red when ripe.  It's a meaty chili pepper with good flavor.  A compact plant with good foliage. 

Calabrian chile peppers are round, with a bulbous shape, approximately the size of a large cherry. They mature to a bright, glossy red and have a short, squat stem. Calabrian chile peppers develop the best spice and smoky fruit notes when left to age on the vine and picked when they start to show a slightly wrinkled exterior. They are considered a medium spicy chile pepper.  1 gr  approx. 175 seeds.

Hot Calabrian chile peppers are traditionally stuffed with chunks of tuna and kept in jars of olive oil. These small, but spicy peppers are good for stuffing. The cooking will mellow the heat, and the flavor of the pepper is good for stuffing with meats, anchovies and capers, or cheeses. Calabrian chile peppers can also be pickled in a vinegar brine. Remove the stem and top, scooping the seeds out with a spoon. Slice Calabrian chile peppers and sauté for topping burgers or steaks. Chop Calabrian chile peppers and toss with spinach or broccoli and garlic for a quick sauté. Calabrian chile peppers are also a primary ingredient in “arrabiata pasta.” Store Calabrian chile peppers in the refrigerator for up to a week. 


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