Chervena Chushka Pepper
(aka Chervena Chujski) Bulgarian pepper traditionally used for roasting; also delicious eaten fresh. Flesh is sugary sweet. Robust plants produce large tapered fruits measuring 2" wide by 6" long. Fruits ripen from green to brown to vivid red.
- 85 days from transplant
- Tapered red fruits grow to 6 inches long
- Sweet pepper
- Sturdy plants
This variety works for:
- Fresh eating
This pepper is: SWEET
Bell peppers are sweetest when they mature to a full red, but the crunchy green flesh is a great addition to many savory dishes. You can stuff peppers with quinoa, rice, or a mixture of cheese and beans and bake or cook rings of pepper in a skillet with a fresh egg inside.
Roast your red peppers over a burner or under a broiler, then peel and puree with hummus or slice and add to grilled eggplant and mozzarella sandwiches with fresh basil.
Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼” deep. Peppers germinate best in warm soil, so gentle bottom heat may be helpful until seedlings emerge. Wait to transplant outdoors until soil is warm.
- Start Indoors: 8 weeks before last frost
- Germination: 14 Days
- Plant Outdoors: 12-24” Apart
- Light: Full Sun
Ratings & Reviews
Best We've Ever Eaten!
by The Old Man
This is the best sweet pepper my family has ever eaten. We prefer these to anything else for recipes requiring bell peppers. The flavor is absolutely outstanding in our fajitas, on pizza, in gumbo, and in spaghetti sauce.
Excellent red roasting pepper!
by Pete in Z 6B KS/MO border
I tried a similar pepper this year and I am switching back to these! Great taste, good producer, beautiful red color!
One of my favorites
This is a wonderful pepper! It is great for folks living places with short seasons because you can get a bundle of peppers ripened weeks before frost without cover. Very sweet, fleshy and satisfying!