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Hot Pepper, Stavros Pepperoncini

Hot Pepper, Stavros Pepperoncini

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What's a pepperoncini if its not pickled?  Ok sure its still a pepperoncini, but pickling it makes it taste like rainbows and sunshine.  

This particular variety, Stavros, is a Greek heirloom staple that's considered by many to be the best pepperoncini around.  We love pepperoncinis in scrambled eggs, fajitas, bloody marys, for starters.  These peppers are extremely mild in terms of heat.  Think banana pepper.  Think family-friendly pepper.  No tears here, folks.  

Plants are productive even in cooler summer areas, growing 18-24" tall and producing dozens of 4" long by 1" wide, thin-skinned, somewhat wrinkled fruits that mature from pale green to medium red.  The fruits sweeten as they turn color.  Pro tip: Pick them when green if you plan to pickle them.  Beautiful when planted with Round Midnight basil! 

Peppers like full sun and well-draining, fertile soil.  Mulch around the base of the plant to retail soil moisture all summer long.  Looks gorgeous planted next to Dark Opal Purple Basil, Calendula and Zinnias.   Great for containers!  

  • Days to Maturity: 75
  • Companion Plants: Basil, Borage, Chives, Nasturtium, Sunflowers, Zinnias
  • Heirloom, Open-Pollinated (OP) 
  • Plant Spacing: 12 - 18" 


Photo Credit: Kristen Kadow, Jessica Page

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