The popular Greek variety is a bit sweeter and commonly found in pizzerias tossed in salads for a crunchy, salty taste.
Usually picked at 2 to 3 inches long, when they are still light green in color. The wrinkled peppers taper to a blunt, lobed end and are very popular for pickling. Fruits are mild and sweet with a slight heat to them, and are commonly jarred for use in Greek salads and salad bars.
Plants are compact, fairly early and very productive.
If you love a dash of spicy and love pickled things, you’re going to absolutely adore pickling your own pepperoncini! They've got that slightly sweet heat tang that brings many foods to life. They are also very tasty raw and cooked into foods, but really the pickled pepperoncini is where this chili shines the most.
SPECIES: C. annuum
HEAT LEVEL: Mild
FRUIT COLOR: Light Green > Red
ORIGIN: Europe; Greece
SCOVILLE HU: 100 - 500