Aji Sivri Chili Pepper
SCOVILLE HEAT UNITS: 5,000 – 30,000 SHU
The Aci Sivri pepper is a Turkish heirloom cayenne type chili pepper. It is a very prolific plant, bearing up to 50 pods or more. The peppers resemble long cayenne chili peppers that grow from 5-10 inches long and somewhat slender. The pods are somewhat wrinkly and twist as they grow.
The pods ripen from green to a vibrant attractive shiny red. They are larger than your typical cayenne pepper, and have a good level heat, though reported ranges are between 5,000 and 50,000 Scoville Heat Units, so heat may vary from plant to plant.
What Do Aci Sivri Peppers Taste Like?
Aci Sivri peppers taste very much like a cayenne pepper, with a strong fruity flavor. They are great for chopping and tossing into salads for a fresh bite, or for making sauces and hot sauces with a bit of heat to them.
They are also excellent for drying the grinding into powders for seasonings.
I have grown these peppers in my garden at home and can personally attest to their productivity. My plant produced around 50 pods, and I’ve made hot sauces with them as well as homemade chili flakes and homemade chili powders.