Seeds per pack ~ 25
Germination: 94% (Packed for 2023)
This mild-flavored sweet pepper sourced by Adaptive Seeds is originally from the Basque region of Spain. The 6″ long, ripe red fruit start to crinkle a little on the plant when mature. A deeply flavorful and easy to dry pepper for sweet paprika, it is also famously good when green, fried up in olive oil or grilled with a little salt, much like Padrón peppers. When ripe and red they are used much like Espelette peppers.
While not exclusive to the town of Gernika, they are grown throughout the region and can be found at farmers markets. Originally sourced from Casey O’Leary of Snake River Seed Cooperative in Idaho, who was given the seed by Lino Zabal, a Basque gardener living in Boise, Idaho, who had been growing them for over 40 years.