Italian Long Chile Peppers
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Italian Long peppers range from lime citron to deep forest green and are 20 to 25 centimeters long with a curving convoluted shape. They quickly ripen to a bright red color when fully mature. The walls are thin and tender, encompassing few seeds that are perfectly edible and add a sweet taste to the pepper. The raw peppers are succulent and crisp but then transform into a creamy, smoky treat when cooked. They offer the perfect combination of sweetness and crunch, with a complex yet delicate roasted flavor.
Italian Long peppers are available in the summer months.
Italian Long peppers are a variety of Capsicum annuum, and may also be commonly referred to as Italianelles or Sweet Italian Long peppers. Unlike some peppers that are unpleasantly bitter and acrid when unripe, the Italian Long peppers are sweet and delicious in all stages of ripeness, whether green, yellow or red. A commonly found Italian heirloom seed variety of this species is the “Jimmy Nardello”, which is now listed on the United States Ark of Taste.