Crystal Spanish sweet pepper seeds
Price for Package of 10 seeds.
Plant 70-80 cm high. Early cycle Narrow and elongated fruits, with 12-15 cm in length and 4-5 cm at the base, almost pointed. Thin and sweetmeat, with very thin skin. Very appreciated for use as a fried pepper.
It is necessary to emphasize a type of pepper known as the crystal pepper that is characterized by having a fine texture, an elongated and narrow shape, a fragile skin (from these characteristics comes its name since they are so thin and delicate, that they look like glass) And a sweet taste. This type of pepper is a typical variety of Navarra and La Rioja and they are highly prized for being juicy, almost nothing acidic and sweeter than other types of peppers.
They are not so common in the market because their elaboration is laborious, since they need to be carefully stripped by hand, work that complicates their extreme finesse, and their presentation is usually in strips.
The peppers of the crystal are usually tasted alone, accompanied only by oil or garlic, but they are also perfect to accompany meats or fish, although their exquisite flavor makes them have an entity for themselves and they are usually served in many restaurants without more accompaniment than a Little olive oil.
In La Manduca de Azagra (Madrid) these peppers have great popularity and they are usually served grilled on the Sarmiento grill, with oil, garlic and a little salt.
In La Rioja, land from which these peppers are native along with Navarra, another restaurant in which its glass peppers enjoy great popularity is in the Asador-Asador Restaurant, where they are peeled by hand, roasted on coals of Sarmiento and serve them with organic oil and wine salt.