The Aleppo has a robust, long lasting heat, as well as a unique umami flavor. It has been favored by chefs for centuries, and is named after the city that used to be the most populous in Syria.
-- In honor of the people who have cultivated this chile for generations, I make an annual donation equal to 5% of sales from this variety, to the Seattle chapter of the International Rescue Committee.
Please note that this year's wildfire smoke was especially harmful to our crop of Aleppo peppers, and as such, our supply is very limited. Hoping (and planning for) a greater abundance next season.
Seeds for the Aleppo pepper are currently sold out. I will be growing many more of this variety next season, and will endeavor to set aside a larger amount of seed for those wishing to grow this pepper themselves.
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We currently have FOUR very delicious Limited Edition hot sauces.
Prik Chi Faa -- A Thai variety selected by Adaptive Seeds for earlier ripening in northern climates. These large, cayanne type peppers are advertised as "delicious when lightly smoked", which, well, is what happened this year. Our creation is a MILD red sauce, with a full, vegetal flavor, and yes, a pleasant smokiness.
Czech Black -- A lightly sweet, deep bodied sauce with medium heat, a beautiful garnet color, and hints of dark cherry and pinot noir. This has always been a personal favorite, and the only reason I don't grow it every year is that the plants, being largely purple, just do not produce a lot of fruit.
Cherry Bomb --- Adaptive Seeds have been working to create an open pollinated version of this popular chile. The plants were very pretty, and yielded lovely golf ball sized "bombs". The chiles themselves were very sweet, and yielded a lighter bodied sauce with a clean heat and pleasant after burn. The chile vinegar comes through especially nicely on the finish.
Plum Wine Edition Santa Fe Grande -- As a special offering for Fuego Box, we created a limited edition version of our Santa Fe hot sauce with a house-made plum wine vinegar replacing our standard blend of rice and cider vinegars. Chile de Agua peppers, from Sweet Leaf Organic Farm add a bit of depth and umami to this fruity offering. The heat is similar to our standard Santa Fe, but the flavor is surprisingly different. Supply is especially limited.
Gift Set / Tea Towel
Four bottles of hots sauce + one tea towel, packaged in a snug white box stamped with the Hot Winter logo. Give the gift of hot sauce! (includes 10% discount compared to purchasing separately)