In 2017, I was gifted a couple of these plants from my friend Vicky Tewes of Big Bone, Kentucky. She's been growing a garden for longer than I've been around and has probably forgotten more than I ever will know when it comes to market farming. She knows a LOT of people and being from Kentucky there are a lot of folks that grow their own food which is great but record-keeping isn't always a top priority or even a consideration. So, when I asked her about the history of this pepper she told me that the woman who gave them to her said, "I dunno. We've been growing it for years..." Sigh.
If you attended TomatoFest 2017 and sat in on Vicky's cooking demonstration then you were lucky to have tasted these babies! She made some killer roasted peppers that day!
Super productive plants will definitely need strong stakes. Fruits are heavy, thick-walled and average 6 to 8 inches long and 3-inches at the widest. Make some room in your garden for this one!
STOCKY RED ROASTER
SPECIES: C. annuum
HEAT LEVEL: Sweet
FRUIT COLOR: Green > Red
ORIGIN: Heirloom - Kentucky (?)
SCOVILLE HU: 0