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loretta426
United States
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Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:41 pm   Post subject: very long skinny green peppers


I received a "heritage" pepper plant but was only told it was a European pepper. The pepper pods are only about a half inch wide but some are a good foot long. Sure would like to know what kind they are! Don't know if they are hot or sweet yet! or if I should leave them till they turn red...any help is appreciated! they looked like green beans when they started!


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eileen


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Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 6:58 pm   


Your plant may be a Cayenne red pepper as they are long and thin. Maybe wait a while and see if they turn red. If they are these then they tend to be very hot so watch out.

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loretta426
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Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:43 pm   


I saw those, but as far as I know those don't get anywhere as long as these are and at least from the bight my husband tried on the one I picked green, they don't seem to be hot.
Also they don't seem to be changing to red either so I'm still stumped Sad

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eileen


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Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:34 am   


I found two Heirloom peppers that may be yours.

Marconi Rosso Heirloom Peppers are from Italy, where they are eaten green or allowed to ripen to red, when they are very sweet. Marconi Rosso peppers are delicious raw, fried, grilled, or stuffed. These productive plants bear 8 to 12 inch long, tapered peppers. Fruits mature in about 70 to 80 days on 2 to 3 feet tall plants.

Jimmy Nardello Heirloom Peppers are from southern Italy, and they were brought to the US in 1887. These productive plants bear up to 10 inch long, thin peppers which are delicious fried, sautéed in olive oil, grilled, or in salsa and salads. Jimmy Nardello peppers are also perfect for drying or pickling. Harvest begins in about 80 to 90 days from the compact, 20 to 24 inch plants.

You could always e.mail a photograph of your pepper to: mail@heirloomseeds.com where someone will be able to help you out.

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loretta426
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Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:59 am   


Thank you Eileen. I also found a couple possibilities...one is simply called Long Green Smile

They definitely seem to be a long time maturing so I'll have to wait to see if they are hot but I don't think they are.

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loretta426
United States
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Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:00 am   


The other I found was just called an Italian heirloom which kind of goes with those you found

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