Yum Yum Chile Peppers
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Yum Yum peppers look like miniature versions of the common blocky bell peppers. The small peppers measure nearly two inches long and have three lobes, and an elongated conical shape. Yum Yum peppers have medium-thick walls and a crisp, crunchy texture. The peppers are flavorful and sweet.
Yum Yum peppers are available in the mid-summer and through the fall months.
Yum Yum peppers are a mini sweet pepper variety, botanically classified as Capsicum annuum. The mixture of colorful mini bells are a hybrid of two different selected for their smaller size, sweet taste, and disease resistance. These small peppers are differentiated from other mini sweet peppers by their elongated and flatter shape.
Yum Yum peppers contain the same beneficial nutrients that the common-sized bell peppers contain. All sweet pepper varieties of Capsicum annuum contain high amounts of vitamins A and B and three times the amount of vitamin C as citrus. The colorful peppers get their hues from carotenoids, which are phytonutrients that contain both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Yum Yum peppers can be eaten fresh, whole as a snack, or they can be sliced, diced or julienned and used like most sweet peppers. Roast the peppers or grill for a simple side dish, or stuff Yum Yum peppers with rice, cheese or ground meat. These small peppers keep well, and will store for up to two weeks in the refrigerator.
The National Garden Bureau declared 2015 the ‘Year of the Sweet Pepper’ for all of the new, sweet pepper varieties that had been released. Peppers are very easy to grow and typically grow well in most conditions. The mini sweet pepper has been on the market and gained mainstream notoriety since 2009.
Yum Yum peppers were developed by US Agriseeds, a company in San Luis Obispo, California. The small peppers were selected for their disease resistance, flavor and size. The seeds were distributed through several seed companies who had contracted with US Agriseeds parent company VoloAgri. Many small farmers and home gardeners are growing the small sweet Yum Yum peppers, and they can be found at local farmers markets.