very long skinny green peppers

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  1. loretta426

    loretta426 New Seed

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    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 Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    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 New Seed

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    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 :(
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    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 New Seed

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

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

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