Pepperoncini hail from Europe originally, specifically Italy and Greece have deep ties to this chili. This Italian variety is grown in the Tuscany region of Italy. Bushy and vigorous plants yield copious quantities of slender, wrinkled and often curled 5-inch fruits which begin green maturing to red when they become even sweeter.
The rich taste is like a sun-dried tomato with just a tiny hint of warmth. Pepperoncini is wonderful for eating fresh, chopped in salads, served with dips or breads, or pickled. This is an Italian staple for antipasto, and they add flavor to all sorts of popular foods, from pizza and salads to sandwiches of all types.
SPECIES: C. annuum
HEAT LEVEL: Mild
FRUIT COLOR: Light Green > Red
SCOVILLE HU: 100 - 500