So be the first to grow out this wondrous pepper which is also just super for salads and fresh eating too due to its sweetness.
I got seeds for this spectacular sweet pepper from my friend Tanya in Ukraine.
If you read my essay for the 2016 season, (on the "New for 2017 Seeds" page), you will know about my animal disaster right at the beginning of my gardening year.
A very large and hungry Groundhog came out of the woods into my garden and wiped out all of my Skirret. Now I am the only person in the USA growing skirret for seeds, so it is a very important crop for me.
Many people like the safe, non-addicting "thrill" of hot chile peppers.
~ LIONS, TIGERS & GROUNDHOG PEPPER MIX- 15 KINDS OF ASSORTED PEPPERS, HOT AND SWEET!This was the earliest to ripen fully red in my zone 6A garden.And it just keeps on pumping out huge fruit right through several hard frosts.Like many sweet peppers in the PA Dutch community, they were usually stuffed (often with cabbage) and pickled with spices in large crocks.The Pennsylvania Dutch/Germans loved to preserve the bounty of their gardens often by pickling.The "Doorknob" is actually very smooth just like its namesake."Mami Huber's" is very prolific but somewhat later than "Doorknob" too.The man that I got the seeds from in California is a true Hungarian transplant from Hungary." And I might add that all of the Hungarian peppers I grew this season from his seeds are way beyond my expectations.Sweetness that is indescribable, like candy only better.This Lancaster County, Pennsylvania heirloom was bred and saved during the 1920s by Mammi Huber, an Old Order (horse and buggy) Mennonite who ran a farm stand near Hinkletown, (translates as "chicken town") Pennsylvania.It turned out to be an entirely different plant altogether!