Guntur Sannam Pepper seeds .(20 Seeds)Capsicum annuum ,From Indian

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Guntur Sannam Chile Pepper Description

The Guntur Sannam peppers are usually harvested once they have ripened and turned red. They have the appearance of a sweet pea pod, but with a wrinkled and shiny skin that appears as though it has been dried out. They have a deep red color and as 

they dry they turn even more crimson.

Name: Guntur Sannam
Pronunciation: Guh-n-ter Say-nah-m 
Length: 2 - 6" 
Width: Less than 1" 
Scientific Name: Capsicum annuum 
Other Names: none 
Scoville Range: 35,000 - 40,000 

Guntur Sannam Chile Pepper Origin and History

The Guntur Sannam chili pepper hails from the province of Andhra Pradesh in India. The name is derived from the precise region in which it originated, the Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh, and Sannam means "thin" or "long." 

The Guntur Sannam is one of the most popular types of chiles in the world and almost 50% of it is grown in the area. The pepper crops are a vital element of the economic region as it brings in a great deal of money.

Thousands of locals work tirelessly during harvest season to tend the crops and keep up with the ever-growing global demand for these peppers. There was even a pepper research station created near Guntur over 30 years ago to help research cultivation 

of peppers. There are about 280,000 tonnes of Guntur Sannam peppers harvested each year.

Guntur Sannam Chile Pepper How to Serve or Use

One of the biggest uses of Guntur Sannam is to extract the capsaicin from it for use in other products. They are also dried and used in chile powders and spice blends.

Many Asian and Indian dishes use Guntur Sannam chili peppers as a flavoring. They are also commonly used as a condiment, being diced and crushed into hot sauces or salsa, and they can also be cut into thin slices and added to rice for flavoring.

 

  • I grow these special plants in my own Garden without pesticides.    I harvest my own seeds and plant them each year.    Plant your own, so that you can, save the seeds and plant them again the following year.  

We have a wide variety of Heirloom Vegetable, Herb, and Flower Seeds for sale.

Green Thumb Tip!

Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Peppers germinate best in warm soil, so gentle bottom heat may be helpful until seedlings emerge. Wait to transplant outdoors until soil is warm.

 Growing Peppers:

Peppers, like tomatoes, grow in well-drained fertile soil. Almost all peppers have the same requirements for successful growth.  Plant them in good, well-drained, fertile soil – and make sure they get lots of sunlight and a good inch of water per week.  In many ways, they mimic the same requirements needed for growing great tomatoes.

At Planting Time:

We plant all of our peppers with a good shovel full of compost in the planting hole, and then give them a good dose of compost tea every few weeks for the first 6 weeks of growth.  We also mulch around each of our pepper plants with a good 1 to 2″ thick layer of compost. 

Peppers often like to take their sweet time germinating. They can be up in a week, and some will take almost a month. Even with paper towel germination testing, they can take long. I am not sure why, but it is a normal occurrence. So plan and make sure you start them early enough! Also, remember they like heat to germinate so make sure you have a heating mat or something to keep the soil warm. Placing them up on top of the fridge often works too since it is normally warmer up there.

Peppers do very well grown in pots.

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