Aci Sivri Pepper

Aci Sivri Pepper


Scientific Classification

Capsicum annuum

Heat rating in Scovilles:

5000 – 20000

Aci Sivri (or Aci Sivri Biber) is an old Turkish hot pepper variety. Sivri Biber means quite simply “Hot Pepper” in Turkish. It is one of the most popular peppers used in Turkish cuisine. It is also used widespread through the Balkans and Eastern Europe with many other Turkish spices. The peppers look like a long Cayenne peppers, growing from 5 to 9 inches long. Aci Sivri peppers are wrinkly and twisted in appearance.  The fruit turn from green to red as they mature and have a paint-like gloss finish. They are traditionally eaten green, when the seeds are still soft and tender.

They have a slight sweetness beneath their pungency and heat can range from mild to a very hot cayenne heat, even if they are harvested from a single plant. The Aci Sivri Chile plants can produce over 50 chile per plant and thrive in cooler regions with shorter growing seasons. The Aci Sivri chile plants can grow up to 3 feet tall.


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