25 Hinkelhatz Hot Chile Pepper seeds, Capsicum annuum, USDA Organic
(88 days) Open-pollinated.
Not for the faint-hearted, this rare Pennsylvania Dutch heirloom packs considerable heat. Its name aptly describes the size and shape of its ¾ x 1½" pendent peppers that taper to a blunt point and are covered with tiny bumps and wrinkles. Ripening from green to red, the tough skins when cut open emit a fruity aroma that reveals a thick juicy flesh.
Rarely eaten raw, the peppers were traditionally used for pickling and in pepper vinegar. Nearly as hot as habaneros, with 125,000 Scoville Units.
They do not require quite as long a season, nor are they as picky in cool environments. Plus they are compact enough to grow in a pot to bring inside for the winter. Peppers are perennials in frost-free areas. fed