Matay Pepper: from Egypt to Your Garden
Alright, let’s cut to the chase. New for 2023, the Matay pepper, a red, larger-sized heirloom fella that calls Egypt home. It’s a Capsicum annuum, so you know it’s reliable. Size-wise, think of a small banana pepper, and you’re in the ballpark. Matay is productive. With the weight of the peppers, we recommend staking the plants.
[ To be fair, we’re hypocrites and do not stake any of our peppers. Alas, we lose some fruit to slug and snail damage so… do as we say, not as we do. ]
Now, don’t go expecting a firecracker. This one sits at a cool 1,000 SHU, so it’s more of a smolder than a blaze. But let me tell ya, it’s got flavor to spare. Sweet and packed with taste, this pepper’s got the kinda profile that makes you wanna keep eating. You’ve got tons of options in terms of how to use it. Slice it up for fresh use, stuff it, dry it, or even toss it in a stir-fry. It’s not your run-of-the-mill pepper, that’s for sure. It’s got that exotic touch, but it’s versatile enough to fit right in with whatever you’re cookin’ up.