A long thin pepper that is a regional specialty from an area near Kyoto, Japan. It is an intentional cross between Fushimi and California Wonder bell pepper made some 80 years ago.
Plants are 24 inches tall and quite prolific. Fruity, rich, fantastic sweet flavor - especially good grilled. when either green or fully mature red.
I received these seeds from a fellow Seed Savers Exchange member in Spain. He got his seed from a fellow who had visited Kyoto, and brought seeds back with him.
I LOVED this pepper! It eats just like a stick of candy, with very few seeds.
Known as Manganji togarashi in Japan, the long, green peppers are a regional specialty of Kyoto, and are usually eaten in the green state. Truth be told, I'm not sure why because they are so much sweeter when fully ripe (red).
SPECIES: C. annuum
HEAT LEVEL: Sweet
FRUIT COLOR: Green > Red
ORIGIN: Kyoto, Japan
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