The Takanotsume grows overhanging, filigree, strong and grows to approx. 50-60 cm in the open field or pot. In the greenhouse, however, the variety also reaches heights of up to 130 cm.
Takanotsume has a lush foliage, which with its abundance of dark green, pointed leaves forms a wonderful contrast to the upright, deep tomato red fruits. In the tub a very attractive solitaire plant for your terrace or conservatory.
Our customers especially like this variety because of its practical feature that the fruits do not start to rot on the plant even when fully ripe. Instead, they dry out practically naturally, intensifying their aroma and pungency.
The approx. 4 - 6 cm long fruits are elongated, thin-walled and have an angled tip. They ripen from green to an appetizing, dark tomato red in about 80 - 100 days.
They have a good, non-typical chilli aroma with high pungency. The taste is slightly bitter and somewhat tart, with a subtle hint of almond aroma.
A part of Japanese culture is to spice the dishes a little, so as not to cover but to emphasize the aroma inherent in the ingredients. Takanotsume is one of the few chillies used as a universal spice in Japan. It can be used fresh as a fiery addition. However, the most common use is the dried use as powder or flakes in spicy spice mixtures. So why not use Takanotsume to create your very own mixture!
- Varietal suitability
- Plant size
- 50 - 80 cm
- Capsicum annuum
- Heat level 1-10
- Eco control number