Costa Rican Sweet Pepper

sworegonjim(8)April 17, 2011

I am looking for someone who has eaten/grown a red Costa Rican Sweet Pepper. They look good.

Here is a link that might be useful: Costa Rican Sweet Pepper

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I have not grown them, but have eaten plenty that a friend has grown. He gets pretty good yields for a large pepper, and the flavor is great for grilling or for snack trays. My fave is to slice them up and have them next to carrots and broccoli with ranch.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2011 at 5:58PM
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i am from costa rica. if you are going to grow them make sure they are planted in good drainage soil with at least six hours of sun a day. we use them many ways just like the bells in the usa and the grill is another good way to have a taste. sometimes ours grow much larger than the ones in the photo. personally i think the larger the pepper the less tastee. your choice. good growing and happy eating.

    Bookmark   April 21, 2011 at 9:52PM
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kosherbaker(LA CA-10)

They appear to be Capsicum Annuum. Do they taste like a Bell Pepper? Or have they a taste of their own? Is it strong or weak?


    Bookmark   April 22, 2011 at 1:06AM
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the ones in the photo taste mild like the green bells we used to purchase in usa. mild and sweet for a pepper. i have a hunch that the green bells in the states would turn red if left on the vine longer.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2011 at 8:06PM
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Hey all, thanks for the info. I have been out of town and this is the first chance I got to GW in a week.

My sister found one of these plants at a nursery in central Illinois. The store owner told her the peppers were delicious, but hadn't caught on yet in the USA. He gave her the plant for $1.00 as he couldn't sell it. I suspect people were afraid it would be hot. She has it planted at home and is looking forward to getting some peppers.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2011 at 9:59PM
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