Puya Chili, Hot Pepper Seed-Organically Grown !
Puya: Puya (or pulla) peppers are related to Guajillo chilies. They are smaller and a bit hotter, comparable to serranos in heat. Puya rank 5,000 to 8,000 or higher on the Scoville scale (6 out of 10) where Guajillo typically score between 2,500 and 5,000. Puya peppers heat up as they ripen, so leaving them on the vine longer makes them even more potent. Puya can reach 15,000 on the Scoville scale. You'll typically find these chilies as long red peppers, much like the de arbol in appearance.
They are usually dried after turning red, so the dried pulla are always a deep burgundy in color and have a more intense heat. Puya peppers have a modest, fruity flavor, unlike their bold Guajillo cousins, so there is a small trade off of flavor for heat. Still, they are very popular in Mexican cooking and can substitute for most chilies in salsa, moles, stews...
Because Puya vary widely in heat it's a good idea to test them before measuring for a recipe. Dried puya can be reconstituted by soaking in warm water. Their thin, translucent skin can be delicate so treat them carefully if you want whole chilies. Puya peppers are about 4" long and 1/2" wide. Pulla are high in vitamins A and C, and fiber, and they are rich in other vitamins and minerals. Capsaicin, the spicy component of puya chilies, has been found to be very therapeutic and is used in many medications. Topical creams can help relieve pain by depleting neurotransmitters where applied, and taken orally spicy chilies like puya trick the body into producing more heat for a short time. This extra heat can relieve aches and pains and burn fat and carbohydrates. Capsaicin has also shown some promise with diabetes and certain cancers. Research is continuing, but why wait? Why not add a little puya to your life today!
Puya are related to Guajillo chilies
Puya can also be spelled Pulla
Puya peppers are comparable to serranos in heat
Puya rank 5,000 to 8,000 or higher on the Scoville scale
Pulla get hotter the longer they are left on the vine
Pulla chilies have a milder, fruity flavor
Pulla peppers are high in vitamins A and C
Can be used in most dishes where a little extra heat is desired
Popular in Mexican cooking
Puya are called Jinta in Chinese cooking
Pulla peppers are about 4" long and 1/2" wide
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Sow seeds indoors Â¼" 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.
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 â 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 2â³ 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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