Hot Pepper ‘Rezha Macedonian’ Seeds

This 100+ year Macedonian heirloom has a mild to medium heat that has an amazing sweet and slightly nutty flavor behind the heat.

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Also known as Vezeni Piperki, which translates to “embroidered,” Vesena, which translates to “stitched” and the Elefant pepper. Rezha translates to “engraved.” It is so named because of the extreme corking on the peppers. This 100+ year Macedonian heirloom has a mild to medium heat that has an amazing sweet and slightly nutty flavor behind the heat. The heat can vary greatly with these peppers with some having almost no heat and some being quite hot. The long-podded, 4-7” prolific peppers ripen from green to red. Traditionally dried or roasted in Macedonia, they are by far the most unusual looking peppers we have grown. The skin texture is rough if these peppers are eaten fresh, but roasted they soften up. They have a fairly juicy flesh that isn’t crispy, but a little on the soft side.

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm Renegade Acres in Howell, MI!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Capsicum annuum
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 10 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 15 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/4 in.
When to Sow Indoors 6-8 weeks before last spring frost, Indoors 8-10 weeks before last spring frost
Growing Height 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Plant Spacing 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger N/A
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH Requirements 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Days to Harvest 80-90
Propagation Methods From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Heat (Scoville Heat Units) 1,000-2,999 SHU, 3,000-4,999 SHU, 5,000-9,999 SHU, 10,000-24,999 SHU
Pepper Color Green changing to red
Pepper Shape Long, Tapered
Pepper Size Medium (4in. to 6in. in length)
Pepper Usage Drying, Pickling, Roasting
Seeds Per Pack 25