Also known as Golden Greek Pepperoncini, Friggitello pepper, Sweet Italian pepper, or Tuscan pepper, this is a strain from Greece that is somewhat rare and prized by those who want these peppers for pickling or processing. They originate from Italy and Greece, although the Pepperoncini Greek Golden pepper has been popular throughout the world. You may know these peppers as the perfect addition to the Greek salad!
The peppers are smaller, lighter in color, and sweeter than the regular Pepperoncini, and comes in a heat level of 100-500 SHUs. They are identical to the banana pepper in terms of flavors, but this Pepperoncini brings a little more heat. Growing to 4 inches long, they are slightly wrinkled and slender with thin walls.
The Pepperoncini Greek Golden pepper plant is a high yielding, prolific plant that matures early, and you can expect to harvest these sweet, tangy peppers around 60 to 70 days. They ripen from green, yellow, to finally red, but they should be harvested when they turn yellow for their delicious flavors that many people favor. They are great for sandwiches, salads, pizzas, soups, sauces, garnishes, and to eat as pickled peppers. We highly recommend eating them when they are pickled. Get this fantastic Greek heirloom today!
Fun Fact: There are two primary types of pepperoncini peppers – Greek and Italian. The Greek pepper is shorter, sweeter, and less bitter than the Italian variety. The Italian variety grows a bit longer. However, they both offer a similar mild heat.
Species: Capsicum Annuum
Heat Level: 100-500 SHUs
Origin: Italy and Greece
Days to Harvest: 65+ Days
# of Seeds per Packet: 10+ Pepper Seeds
From sweet to super-hot, we sell many seed varieties! Check out some of our collections such as exotic and novelty seeds that you won’t find anywhere else, super-hot peppers that burn your tongue and makes you cry, and the sweetest peppers that are great to add to any dish!