A prolific and early yielding chilli with hot, thick-fleshed fruit.
Heat level: hot
(approx. 35,000 SHU)
Found in Turkish and Asian shops, Bullet is a prolific and early yielding chilli distinguished by its hot, cone-shaped fruit. As they mature, the fruit reach a length of 7cm and turn from green to red. They develop a thick, juicy flesh and can be substituted for jalapeños or used as a frying pepper when either green or red. Alternatively, they can be treated like Padron chilli and eaten whole as a ‘mangetout’ (see ‘Additional Information’).
Grow the bushy, medium tall plants either in the ground or pots 7.5 to 10 litre in size. You should also provide some support so that they don’t fall over.
- Other varieties that can be eaten as mangetout are Sivri Biber, Friggitello, Padron and Turkish Delight.
Heat level: hot (approx. 35,000 SHU)
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Approximate number of seeds per pack: 20
Good for mangetout
To eat Bullet as a ‘mangetout’, do the following: