Capsicum annuum | ‘Bulgarian Carrot’ Pepper
10,000- 30,000 Scoville units
Chili Peppers are flowering plants in the nightshade family (Solanaceae) with edible fruits that are commonly made into relishes, or pickled, or ground into a fine powder for use as a spice. Some peppers varieties are not edible and are grown as ornamentals.
Peppers are grown as tender summer annuals in most areas outside their native habitat. Seeds are best propagated indoors or in a greenhouse. It is recommended to transplant outdoors when soil temperatures reach 60 F or warmer. Plants become woody as the growing season progresses. Flowers are typically small with five white petals and pepper fruits come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Mature around 75 days from transplant.
Bulgarian Carrot Pepper, also called Hot Carrot and Shipkas, has 3-4 inch fruits are orange and resemble that of a carrot. The flavor is intense and fruity. The 2′ tall plants produce massive amounts of fruit that have an abundance of seeds.
The crunchy flesh of the carrot pepper adds color and sizzle to chutneys and salsas.
This is one of our top 3 favorite pepper varieties!
Sun exposure: Full sun.
Mature height: 2 ft
Mature width: 18 inches
Hardiness zones: 10-11