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A Bulgarian sweet pepper notable for its crunchy, juicy flesh that averages about 6mm thick.


Capsicum annuum

A Bulgarian sweet pepper distinguished by a substantial flesh that averages 6mm thick.  The cone-shaped, medium-size fruit measure about 5cm wide and 12cm long and mature from yellowish green to red. They are crunchy and juicy when eaten fresh and are notably delicious when either roasted, fried or grilled.

The bushy plants are relatively small and compact (see ‘Additional Information’), and are suited to growing in the ground or pots 7.5 to 10 litres in size.  Their small size makes them a good choice where space is tight, though the plants will need some support to prevent the branches from snapping.

Approximate number of seed per pack: 20

Additional information

More information

Seeds of Stryama were gifted to us sometime ago by a Bulgarian woman and her English husband who used to fish on the beach in our village. We weren’t initially interested in putting it in our catalogue as we already sold a similar variety, though every few years, we grew some plants to refresh our stock of seed.
In 2020, we did yet another grow out, only this time we took a closer look at the plants and fruit. We measured, prodded, tasted, and chewed, and we were won over by Stryama’s qualities. Granted, it suffers from blossom end rot, but this seems confined mainly to the early fruit. Given its overall high yields; manageable plant size; and good-tasting fruit, we decided that it was worthy enough to sell.

Variety trial report

We grew three plants in 10 litre pots in 2020, and they averaged 40cm tall with a spread of 45cm.