Heirloom, 80 Days
Hungarian heirloom brought in 1912 by the Joe Hussli family to Beaver Dam, WI, where it is celebrated annually at the Beaver Dam Pepper Festival. Yields enormous crops of mildly hot peppers on compact plants that will need support. Fruits ripen from lime-green to red-orange and are mildly hot when seeded. Horn-shaped fruit average 6-9” long and 2 ½” at the shoulder, tapering to a blunt point. Sweet, dynamic pepper flavor shines through the slow-building heat. Perfect eating raw, stuffed, in traditional goulash and other stews, and for pickling. Beaver Dam’s flavor and heritage warranted inclusion in Slow Food’s Ark of Taste. Beaver Dam pepper plants are sensitive to moisture and produce more fruits in dry conditions.