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'Hanoi Market Orange' Peppers
Sub-Category: Hot
Description: Hot Vietnamese pepper. Plants bear white flowers and 2 1/2- by 3/4-inch light green fruit turning orange when mature.
Days To Maturity: 85
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Reviewed on 12/07/2006 by pepperhead212 - An experienced gardener

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Gloucester, New Jersey, United States
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

This is a delicious pepper, with a unique flavor like Bulagarian Carrot, and very similar appearance, except slightly shorter peppers. Larger plants as well, about 3- 3 1/2 ft tall, and very productive once they start producing, around mid-aug. for first ripe pepper. Best flavor when ripe/orange, while rather nondescript while green. Not quite as hot as a bulgarian carrot either, probably around 40-50k. An indeterminate pepper, with many peppers of all different sizes and ripenesses at on time, so would be even more productive in areas of longer growing seasons - I threw out a lot when the first frost came. One drawback - pepper maggots, though not as many as with earlier flowering peppers, as the flies are gone before most of the peppers are formed. This variety has replaced bulgarian carrot in my planting. Great flavor, even though non-traditional, in guacamole and salsa fresca, and great in Vietnamese and Thai table sauces.

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