The Pepperoncini Pepper

Pepperoncini Pepper

Pepperoncini Peppers The Pepperoncini Pepper

Pickled Pepperoncini Peppers

The pepperoncini pepper is a very popular Italian and Greek pepper. The Greek and Italian types differ slightly, in that the Italian type is longer and not quite as sweet. Both are light green ripening to red, crinkly, and about a half an inch to an inch in diameter. They have only a mild hint of heat. The Italian type is usually 4 to 5 inches long, where is the Greek type is usually 2 to 3 inches long. They are usually found pickled and commonly used in salads, or as a garnishments on sandwiches and pizzas.

Pepperoncini  are an easy to grow pepper, the plants grow 24 to 36 inches tall and are usually very productive. The peppers are usually picked when they are light green and 2 to 3 inches long for the Greek and 4 to 5 inches long for the Italian. They do ripen red, and I find that if you add red ones to the peppers they make a very pretty jar when pickled. If you don’t grow your own you can find them in the pickle section of most grocery stores.

I hope you get out and try some in your salad, or on your sandwich, or pizza, or as a snack on the side as an hors d’oeuvre.

For some recipes that use pepperoncini peppers you can try these from Cooks dot com http://www.cooks.com/rec/search/0,1-0,pepperoncini,FF.html

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Farmer Dave

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