Peperone Piccante Calabrese. Also know as Small Red Cherry or "Devil's Kiss". This is a small, round hot pepper, one to two inches in diameter. Bright red when ripe. Moderate heat. This is a classic Italian hot pepper used fresh or for pickling, or even dried. 2.5 gram packet, approximately 300 seeds.
Posted by Susan on 3rd Jan 2013
I had three plants and so many peppers. I stuffed some for appetizers one day, and pickled some, and used some in my chili sauces, etc, etc, etc. Mine were more heart-shaped than perfectly round, but the colour and flavour were amazing.
Posted by Giuseppe Franco Giacinto on 28th Dec 2012
Essential ingredient in arrabiata pasta sauce (or anything else you want some heat Italian-style!). These yielded heavily for me in east-central Iowa, despite challenging drought conditions early in June and July. They have been keeping well in my cool garage (pulled plants-peppers and all, in early Octover 2012). Excellent culinary pepper. Will grow again, hope to pickle some next year.
Posted by Gina on 11th Nov 2012
I've been growing these for a couple of years from seeds purchased through this site and love them. Mine are never round either, they're more of a short and very fat jalapeño shape, but that's fine with me. They're fairly productive if started early enough, and keep producing right into the fall. They have thick, meaty walls which allow them to stay crisp when stuffed with prosciutto and provolone, and refrigerator pickled. Best of all, they're not too hot so they appeal to more than just the hot pepper crowd. I let some get red, but they're great when still green as well.
Posted by Maria on 30th May 2012
I planted these seeds a while ago and I have had no peppers that even slightly resembled a cherry pepper. They all look like jalapeno peppers and never turn red. What is up with that? Can someone explain?
I haven't heard of this happening before Maria. We sell a lot of these. I would be happy to send you another packet. Dan