LATINE NAMECapsicum Annuum - frutescens - acuminatum, ecc..
STRAIGHT PARENTHOOD tobacco, potato, tomato, eggplant, belladonna, stramonium, mandragora
ORIGINSouthern Central America
DESCRIPTION Annual (or perennial) plant, with cylindrical fibered root; straight stalk of 40-70 cm; alternate elliptical acuminate or lanceolate leaves; solitary flowers with rotate corolla and five lobes edge, white in summer; conic green fruit, becoming yellow and then lively red, with a sour spicy taste; rounded and numerous seeds.
CULTIVATIONSowed in cases or litter, in March, in holes full of manure or of substantial light earth. Weed, remove low sprouts, and water often. Harvest in August.
PROCESSINGDetach fruits, prepare garlands and let them dry in the shade. They dislike humidity and the hunger of destructing insects. When hot peppers become dried, they must be reduced in powder with all their seeds, they can also be used in other preserving methods both fresh or dried .
Our plantation in Castello d'Argile (BO) with seeds selected by us.
These chillies are fit for preparing our sauces...
or be dried in the shadow on thin cane canopies and be after very thinly powdered.