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Antohi Romanian Pepper Seeds

Antohi Romanian Pepper Seeds

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SKU: AntohiRomanian10

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The Antohi Romanian peppers come with an interesting history that you can learn and share with your neighbors, friends, and family. Also known as Jan Antohi peppers or Eastern European frying pepper, the Romanian heirloom pepper was brought by the Romanian acrobat in 1991 who defected to the USA. Rumor has it that many Romanian circus performers fled to the United States to escape the harsh conditions under the rule of the Soviet Union. It is said that Antohi missed his mother’s cooking (don’t we all?) and visited his mother after the fall of the Soviet Union. Along with the chance to see his mother, he got to bring the heirloom peppers back to the United States to grow and use for his cooking. Because of Antohi, we can grow these fascinating peppers today!

Antohi Romanian pepper plants are extremely prolific with early and heavy harvests, and it has great branch strength. Peppers will grow to 4" long and ripen from light cream, pale yellow, orange, to finally a dark red color. These pods are smooth, tapered, and narrow, and their thick flesh and sweet flavor are highly favored, and they are one of the best frying peppers because their sweetness is enhanced by cooking.

The heirloom variety is crisp with a mild, sweet, fruity flavor, and its smooth and taut skin makes it perfect to cook for a variety of culinary uses. One way you can cook these sweet Romanian peppers is by slicing them half and removing the seeds before pan-frying them in olive oil. This preparation brings out the sweet flavor! You can cook, roast, bake, or fry the peppers, or add as toppings to sandwiches, salads, or pasta. There are many ways to cook with this pepper, and we enjoy growing this tremendous variety!

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  • Pod Size: 4 in.
  • Days to Harvest: 70 - 79 days
  • Origin: Romania
  • Species: Annuum
  • SHU: 0

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Received seeds. Planted seeds. Need to get to garden and grow into something that can be reviewed. THAT is the time to leave a review. Never know, they might be icky.

Getting Started

So, you've received your seeds and are wondering what's next? At Pepper Joe's, we're committed to equipping you with everything you need to succeed in germinating the pepper seeds you've chosen. Our mission is to introduce you to a diverse array of pepper varieties, setting the stage for an exciting and rewarding gardening experience. Let's dive into the essentials together.

  • What You'll Need

    Soil and Tray Method

    Seed Starting Supplies 
  • Plant your Seeds

    1. Pre-saturate your seed starting soil mix. Ensure the seed starting mix is fully saturated prior to planting your seed.
    2. Make a ¼-inch hole in the center of each seed starting cell. A #2 pencil eraser is a great tool for making these holes.
    3. Place your seed and cover gently with soil.
      You can plant up to 4 seeds per cell to help ensure successful germination.
  • 4. Place your heat mat under  your base tray and your humidity dome on top. For best results, set your temperature controller between 75 - 80 degrees.

    5. Place your plant light above the seed starting tray and turn on. Refer to the plant light manufacturers instructions for the optimal distance. Plant light should remain on for 14 to 16 hours per day.

    6. Enjoy watching them grow! See our full instruction page below for more information.

    Starting Peppers from Seed