Pimento Sweet Peppers (2/28/2016)

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These are the only sweet peppers I have growing now. They are a sweet pepper used for stuffing olives. There is another variety that is more common called the Pimiento pepper, or Round of Hungary that looks like a small pumpkin. I love stuffing these with hot sausage, cream cheese and garlic.

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Gorgeous, Mike!

Gorgeous, Mike!

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This was a couple weeks ago,

This was a couple weeks ago, before I starting harvesting them. Stunningly delicious sweet peppers. Much better than bells.

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And now, the first Pimento is

And now, the first Pimento is fully ripe.

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I don't knmowabout the Carmen

I don't know about the Carmen, I've never grown them.  But I grew the Costa Ricans in 2014. Those are tasty sweet peppers. But the Pimento Peppers are much better, in my opinion.

Make no mistake, the Costa Ricans were very good. BUT, because they are larger pepers, you don't get a lot of peppers. I don't use a significant amount of sweet pepper (except in salads). Most of the time, a Jalapeno sized sweet pepper is perfect for my needs. These Pimento peppers are two servings, per pepper.

Mike

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Thanks, Mike. I think you'd

Thanks, Mike. I think you'd like Carmen. A bit smaller than Costa Ricans, some significantly smaller, and more per plant. Carmen flavor and sweetness are more intense. They're both very good. Though if you like jalapeno sized, you'd probably enjoy yummy more. Lots of small peppers, on a more compact plant.

I'd like to try the Pimento sometime. Actually I tried to order it once and got something else by mistake, that I didn't like.

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Oh, cool, Mike! I've been

Oh, cool, Mike! I've been tempted to try those. Please let me know how they compare to carmen and costa rican sweet? I haven't liked bell peppers since my first carmen. smiley

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Greg, 

Greg, 

There is zero heat in these peppers. I like them better than red bell peppers. I bought the seeds last year from Swallowtail Seeds, and they list this pepper as "extremely sweet". I may never buy bell peppers again.

http://www.swallowtailgardenseeds.com/veggies/sweetpeppers.html#gsc.tab=0

It is the last entry on the page, item VG01695

 

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These are starting to ripen.

These are starting to ripen.

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