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'Fresno' Peppers
 
Sub-Category: Hot
 
Description: Hot chile type. 18- to 24-inch plants bear long, upright, green fruit that mature to red.
Days To Maturity: 75
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Reviewed on 08/31/2009 by backyd_grdnr - A novice gardener

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Boulder, Colorado, United States
Frost Free Season: 103 - 123 days
Soil Texture: Not Sure
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Fresnos are my favorite hot chile. When sauteed, they turn almost sweet, similar to roasted red peppers, but with a nice kick. They add wonderful color and flavor to spicy dishes. My fresno yielded somewhat fewer peppers than my jalapeno, but still far more than I could ever eat. They tend to shrivel faster than jalapenos, so I try to use them within a few days of picking.
 

Reviewed on 02/07/2006 by plainsman - An experienced gardener

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Washington, Nebraska, United States
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Slightly hotter than jalapeno, with a more robust flavor, more shaped like a chili than jalapeno, with short taper. Very uniform attractive fruit. I only tried one year from 2 plants brought back from Arizona. Yield would have been excellent if not compared to Sofia variety growing beside them. Yield this year was disappointing, but these plants were set out late compared to usual ( I found them late from a local source). In 2008 I had a prolific crop again. Then in 2009, disease hit this variety very hard.
 




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