Guntur Sannam Pepper Seeds
The Guntur Sannam pepper, known for its striking red color and robust flavor, is a variety of Capsicum annuum originating from Andhra Pradesh, India. This region, particularly the state of Andhra Pradesh, is a leading producer of chilies in India, contributing significantly to the nation’s standing as a top chili producer. The Guntur Sannam, identified as an S4 type chili, is celebrated for its intense pungency and is commonly used for its capsaicin content, the compound responsible for the heat in chilies.
Description, flavor, and Uses
Measuring between 2 to 5 inches in length and usually less than 1/2 of an inch in width, the Guntur Sannam has a thick skin and offers a delicious taste paired with a characteristic chili heat, registering between 35,000 to 40,000 Scoville Heat Units. Renowned for its versatility in the kitchen, it is extensively used in Indian cuisine for curries, pickles, and as a spice in powdered form to imbue dishes with its distinctive warmth. The unique flavor and spiciness of the Guntur chili are attributed to the region’s red soil and tropical climate, which are optimal for chili cultivation, making it a staple in both domestic and commercial food preparations.
For our friends in the US Southeast and even southern Ohio, outside of the prehistoric flood plains of the Ohio Valley, will appreciate the authenticity of growing this pepper in red clay. Utisols or not, this pepper will grow wonderfully in the Midwest! or germination, it is beneficial to provide a warm surface during the germination phase to increase the chances of successful plant growth, such as using a garden heat mat or placing seed trays on top of a refrigerator.