Bulgarian Carrot - This variety came to America in the 1970's from Bulgaria and is well adapted to the cool Scandinavian climate. It's easy to see how this heirloom pepper got its name.The long tapered orange fruits might fool one into thinking it is a sweet carrot, but that is not the case at over 12,000 Scoville Heat Units!
Bright orange 3" long peppers are very hot with fruity flavor. The small 18" plants become completely covered with fruit. Great for containers and easy to grow.
The Bulgarian Carrot Chile pepper plant itself is adapted to cooler northern climates and grows well even in a cooler summer. These Bulgarian Carrot Peppers set fruit best between 65-85°F. These beautiful orange peppers are also known as Shipkas, and are nice and hot and great additions to salsas, chutneys, marinades and hot sauces. If you live in northern areas or in the mountains, also be sure to check out the spicy Rocoto mountain pepper which grows well in cooler temperatures as well. They can also be dried and ground to use in recipes. Capsicum annuum (75 days) Open-pollinated - Heirloom
Heat Level: Very Hot. Scoville Heat Units 12,000
~ Packet contains 10 seeds.
In early spring, start seeds indoors 8 weeks prior to warm nightly temperatures. Place the seeds in sterile media and cover 1/4” deep. Provide 85°F bottom heat, bright light and keep moist at all times. Seeds will germinate in 7 - 21 days. Transplant seedlings into pots and grow until there are 6 true leaves on the plant. Plant them directly into rich soil, 18” apart or into large 3 gallon containers. Can also be directly sown into warm garden soil. Harvest when peppers are orange and full size.