Limited Edition: Aleppo (hot)
-- In honor of the people who have cultivated this chile for generations, I will be donating 5% of sales from this variety to the Seattle chapter of the International Rescue Committee.
I grew a lot of Aleppo last year, and have extra seed available. I would love for more people to grow this pepper themselves, and am offering packets (10 seeds each) for $1.50.
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We currently have TWO very delicious Limited Edition hot sauces.
The Targu Mures was originally grown in Romania, but I was able to source it through an Oregon company called Adaptive Seeds, that promotes (and breeds) cultivars that are adapted for the Northwest climate. This sauce has a similar heat level as our own Hot Winter Pepper, but is less sweet and more fruity, with rich, dark cherry flavors. The heat is more immediate and less long lasting than our own med-hot sauce.
The Padron is a more traditional variety, native to the Galicia region of Northwest Spain. While often harvested green, on our farm, we found that these peppers did a fantastic job of holding "on the vine", allowing my team to harvest nearly all of this variety in one, very ripe harvest. The resulting sauce is almost jammy in its fruitiness, despite very little actual sugar. Only medium spicy, with a pleasant tanginess, this sauce is sure to be a crowd favorite, and not likely to stick around for long.