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Oct 11, 2010 04:27 PM

hot cherry peppers needed

Does anyone know where I can get a few lbs of hot cherry peppers, aka Hungarian hot peppers?
Can't seem to find them Farmers Markets or stores around the Bay Area.

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  1. Please post back if you find them. I've never seen them outside of preserved in oil and imported from Sicily. You can buy those at Rainbow Grocery in the condiments aisle.

    At one point, I was so desperate for them that I mail-ordered seeds and tried to grow starts to give to friends who live in hot areas to grow, but I couldn't get them to sprout--the seeds must have been old.

    Sometimes I see larger round peppers, 1-2" in diameter, at the Ferry Plaza or at Rainbow Grocery. They make great pickles for sandwiches, but they don't have the same spicy fruity flavor as the small 1/2" cherry peppers.

    Rainbow Grocery
    1745 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103

    1. What do you do with them? I have them -- I grew them this year, but I only got a little over a pound. I've been told they're good for stuffing?

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      1. re: petrelline

        Those are the kind that I pickle with vinegar and use on sandwiches. Not as much flavor as the miniature ones.

        1. re: petrelline

          Yes they are delish, I stuff them with anchovies and capers and then put them under oil and a bit of vinegar, eat after 2 weeks and preserve for a year. Gimme some!!! ;-)

        2. Years ago I used to see them at the Alemany farmers market. You might call Berkeley Bowl or Monterey Market.

          Berkeley Bowl
          2020 Oregon St, Berkeley, CA 94703

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          1. You might talk with Tierra Vegetables about growing you some for next year.

            Tierra Vegetables
            651 Airport Blvd, Santa Rosa, CA 95403