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Bulgarian Carrot Pepper Seeds

Bulgarian Carrot Pepper Seeds

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Bulgarian Carrot - This variety came to America in the 1970's from Bulgaria and is well adapted to the cool Scandinavian climate. It's easy to see how this heirloom pepper got its name.The long tapered orange fruits might fool one into thinking it is a sweet carrot, but that is not the case at over 12,000 Scoville Heat Units!

Bright orange 3" long peppers are very hot with fruity flavor. The small 18" plants become completely covered with fruit. Great for containers and easy to grow. 

The Bulgarian Carrot Chile pepper plant itself is adapted to cooler northern climates and grows well even in a cooler summer. These Bulgarian Carrot Peppers set fruit best between 65-85°F. These beautiful orange peppers are also known as Shipkas, and are nice and hot and great additions to salsas, chutneys, marinades and hot sauces. If you live in northern areas or in the mountains, also be sure to check out the spicy Rocoto mountain pepper which grows well in cooler temperatures as well. They can also be dried and ground to use in recipes.  Capsicum annuum (75 days) Open-pollinated - Heirloom 

Heat Level: Very Hot.  Scoville Heat Units 12,000

~ Packet contains 10 seeds. 

In early spring, start seeds indoors 8 weeks prior to warm nightly temperatures. Place the seeds in sterile media and cover 1/4” deep. Provide 85°F bottom heat, bright light and keep moist at all times. Seeds will germinate in 7 - 21 days. Transplant seedlings into pots and grow until there are 6 true leaves on the plant. Plant them directly into rich soil, 18” apart or into large 3 gallon containers. Can also be directly sown into warm garden soil. Harvest when peppers are orange and full size.


All of our seeds are GMO-free.

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jason faulkner
Beautifully easy to grow and taste great

Living in ND we have a short outdoor growing season. Scanning through the Sandia seed catalog I saw these seeds with the words "Cold Tolerant" and I thought perfect for ND and they are warmer than most peppers people in ND eat. This year we had a June 2 light frost (31deg) these plants pulled through like a champ. I got produce from July through the end of September. the peppers were a beautiful bright carrot orange. Flavor was sweet at first and you think this is 12,000 Scoville but give it 10 seconds. the 12,000sc hit you and you think omg amazing. the end of September I had a 5gal bucket of Bulgarian Carrots. ended up slicing them and dehydrating. Now I have 2gal of Bulgarian Carrots chips to snack on, sprinkle on a burger, place on nachos all winter long. Usually I will harvest seed and regrow the next year - not these enjoyed the experience so much I am going to order again for 2023!

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JJ
Don't be fooled these are dangerously spicy!

BULGARIAN CARROT PEPPER SEEDS... Don't be fooled these are dangerously spicy! Had 70% germination. Our elevation in Hawaii is 3800' ASL with abundant rain and cold nights, and cool days. 50 F to 70 F. This was a vigorous grower, but stopped at about 15' so stayed short. Each little bush produced at least a dozen peppers each, and are still producing. Peppers were very, very spicy, starting deep green and turning bright orange. Not much survives with our tremendous rain but this hot pepper did. Still growing vigorous and strong a year later!

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Rodney
Great but questionable in the Texas Heat

These were planted back in February 2021in the gulf coast Houston area after the freeze broke. They have done super well from then to about June when the weather got hot. At that point, it completely defoliated; however, the plants are coming back and are regrowing foilage.

Overall the flavor is great with mid sized peppers that pack a punch. I made a pretty nice chili oil with these peppers to season Asian cuisine. Would love to get an idea what these peppers are traditionally used for. While medium sized they are not very fleshy but do pack a lot of flavor.

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Jillian
Fastest growing

This was the fastest growing of all the peppers I planted with you, it was fun to get bright orange hot peppers – they are very good in salsa.

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Nancy Turley
BULGARIAN CARROT PEPPER

We planted and grew them last year. Got about 20 peppers total from one plant. Awesome flavor and heat level is perfect. Cannot wait to get some more for 2021 Spring planting.

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