One of six of the official Basque peppers of Spain.
Named after the area from which it hails, Espelette is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France. It lies in the traditional Basque province of Labourd.
Also known as Piment d’Espelette, under AOC ( "controlled designation of origin" - a French certification which shows that a product came from a specific area and was made in a certain manner) .
Pods average between 3 - 6 inches long, are thick walled with a conical shape and a blunt pointed tip. Smooth skinned pods ripen from green to red vermilion at maturity. Super productive plants.
Traditionally, pods are dried and ground into a powder, often replacing black pepper, due to the delicious subtle heat which is both slightly smoky and slightly citrusy. Excellent for roasting and stuffing also.
Sold in a 2.5" pot.
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SPECIES: C. annuum
HEAT LEVEL: Mild
FRUIT COLOR: Green > Red
SCOVILLE HU: 4000
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