One of the six official Basque peppers of Spain.
(Also called Guernika or Gernika peppers)
While peppers are native to the Americas, they hold a special place in Basque cuisine. The plant, brought from the New World in the 16th century, quickly became essential, replacing black pepper as a key ingredient in the classic basque dish piperade.
Fruits are large and elongated, with tapering to a pointed end. Sweet flesh, has just a touch of heat.
Traditionally used either fried lightly in oil, roasted when red in chorizo sausage and Biscaya Sauce or dried and ground into powder (paprika).
Sold in a 2.5" pot.
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SPECIES: C. annuum
HEAT LEVEL: Mild
FRUIT COLOR: Green > Red
ORIGIN: Spain; Basque region
SCOVILLE HU: 0 -1000
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