A very old and rare pepper from Syria
Haskorea pepper is a Syrian heirloom. Haskorea pepper seeds were originally collected in 1999 at the Bab al-Faraj seed market in the Syrian city of Aleppo by a USDA scientist. It is however a very old Syrian pepper variety. Haskorea is smaller and less blocky than the 'Aleppo' pepper, which is usually turned into a chili powder, but with a richer, spicier flavor.
Scientific Name: Capsicum annuum
Plant Life Cycle: cultivated as annual, but is perennial
Optimal Germination Temperature: 24-28C
Germination time in days: 20-30 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 60-90 days
Sunlight: Full Sun or partial shade
Soil requirement: rich, well-drained soil
Sowing and cultivation: Start seeds indoors in March. After danger of frost transplant to greenhouse with 16-24 inches between plants. Suitable for succession planting for a continuous harvest. It is advised to grow this pepper in a greenhouse or sunny sheltered spot since they need high temperature to grow.