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. They are typically grown as tender summer annuals in most areas outside their native habitat.
‘Bulgarian Carrot’ Pepper, also called Hot Carrot and Shipkas, has 3-4 inch fruits that are orange and look just like a carrot. The flavor is intense and fruity and the crunchy flesh adds color and sizzle to chutneys and salsas. The 2′ tall plants produce massive amounts of fruit that have abundant seeds.
Seeds are best propagated indoors many weeks before the last frost, or in a greenhouse. It is recommended to transplant outdoors when soil temperatures reach 60 degrees or warmer. Mature around 75 days from transplant.
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