Leutschauer Paprika Seeds. The Leutschauer Paprika is an heirloom C. Annuum variety. This heirloom variety originates from Leutschau Slovakia - which is where it gets its name from. The region of Leutschau is now called Levoca - so you won't find it on the map as Leutschau. In 1948 the Leutschauer Paprika was brought to Mátrafüred, Hungary by the descendant of a German preacher who had maintained a extensive horticultural collection.
The Leutschauer Paprika germinates well and grows to around 80 - 100cm in height. Pods are irregular and cone shaped. Pods grow to about 6 - 8cm in length and ripen from a grass green to brilliant red once fully ripe. Like most of the paprika variety of chillies, these plants are full sun loving chilli plants. Pods can take longer to ripen when direct sunlight is less. So maximum sunlight is the key. Pods have a medium thickness skin that is firm and crisp. While the peppers can be eaten fresh and made into sauce, this would be a terrible shame in our humble opinion. This pepper is best suited for drying and grinding into a sublime, spicy paprika powder. Heat on the Leutschauer Paprika is around the 1,000 SHU mark. The aroma is intensely fruity and fresh. Flavour is fruity and peppery with a lovely well rounded burn. A truly magnificent pepper to make paprika powder.
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