Steve01
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Italian Long Hots

Is there such a pepper.
A few years ago I bought peppers that were labeled as Italian long hots, and they were what I expected.
They were the right size and shape and they were as hot as they should have been.

I haven't seen them since then.
I tried Portuguese hots which aren't as hot but are the right shape.

This year I planted Mesilla Hybrids, Extra Hot Chili (that's how they were labeled), and Iberia Hybrids.
It's to early to tell on the first two but the Iberia Hybrids are a perfect replacement in all respects.

Again, the real point of this post, is there really a pepper called an Italian long hot??

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Re: Italian Long Hots

While I've never heard of a pepper specifically called an "Italian Long Hot", I grew up with close Italian friends, so sort of know what you're talking about. Perhaps check out seeds from these folks:

https://www.growitalian.com/categories/V ... red&page=1

I've bought seeds from them before (all imported from Italy), & they've been wonderful.
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Steve01
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Re: Italian Long Hots

Thanks for the reply and I'll check out the seeds.

Here's a link searching the pepper.
https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=c ... %20peppers

It seems to be illusive.
Maybe it's a north east thing, I'm in NJ.

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Re: Italian Long Hots

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Re: Italian Long Hots

Yeah sort of.
The name's right but ILH are green, never saw a red one.

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