Old Capsicum annuum from Extramadura, Spain.
Grown by the Jerónimos monks of Yuste in the 16th century, brought by Christoffel Columbus from the new world, the USA.
Slowly smoked dry above oak and crushed into powder with a stonemill, a really unique process.
In 2005 this famous "Pimenton de la Vera" dark red pepper powder (Red Gold) became a protected product under de Denominación de Origin Protegida (DOP).
Long elongated conical glossy red fruits with a soft wrinckled/waved skin.
Spicy without any heat. Sweet pepper without sweetnes. Excellent for drying or bbq.
Vigorous wide plants from 1,2m / 4ft with very big regular yields starting mid season.