Also known as the Pimiento pepper or the cherry pepper, the Pimento sweet pepper is a red, small heart-shaped pepper with a mild flavor and very little heat. They are sweet and are one of the mildest chile peppers – think sweeter and a more aromatic red bell pepper. The Pimento pepper plant produces heavy yields of great-tasting peppers that grow to 3-4 inches long and will ripen from green to a deep red. Make sure you harvest red Pimento peppers for the best flavor.
Growing Pimento peppers will be one of your favorite plants to grow because this thick-walled fruit grows well in any climate, and they are great for a variety of culinary uses. Pimentos are great for stuffing, roasting, snacking, to stuff inside the center of green olives, the classic cheese spread, and to even garnish on a martini! These round fruits stay fresh longer than most produce, which means you can enjoy these zesty and crispy pimentos for an extended time.