Capsicum annuum from Chinese space project.
1987, scientist Jiang Xingcun discovers that when seeds are sent to satellites into space orbit for a while, there is a much greater chance of mutations, mainly in terms of fruit size and yield but also increased nutritional value. The aim of the project is to be able to keep up with the increasing demand for food in China.
About 2 cm wide and 20 cm long peppers, some fruit curls and others are almost nicely straight.
Ripens from green to bright orange.
Medium heat 5000 - 10 000 SHU, the hottest from the Hangjiao Project.
Well suited for drying (when drying they become slightly more hot) but also perfect for cooking without excessive spiciness.
Juicy flesh with a slightly sweet taste.
Compact shrub-shaped plants about 50 to 60 cm (2ft) high.
Good yields in mid-season.