Peach Turdcicle: A Peachy Pepper with a Serious Kick
Meet the Peach Turdcicle, a pepper that’s as quirky as it sounds. This peach-colored beauty quickly became a favorite of my little garden helpers on account of the suggestive name. In fact, I recall chastising them for referring to one another as turdcicles after making plant labels. Ooops! Anywho – back to the introductory basic information on this wacky pepper: It is a Capsicum chinense variety that brings some serious heat to the table, ranging from 800,000 to 1,200,000 SHU. This isn’t your everyday peachy pepper.
The Peach Turdcicle might have come about by chance, but what a stroke of luck it’s been! These pods are chunky. It’s still in its F6 generation, so it is nearly safe to call this chili “stable”. But that’s all part of the adventure, isn’t it?
Flavor-wise, the Peach Turdcicle is a hit if you are a pure heat lover. There is not a whole lot of adverse flavors, just clean heat, ever so slight fruitiness. With its distinct flavor and fiery heat, the Peach Turdcicle is awesome for hot sauces, salsas, or any other thing that can tolerate extreme heat from a superhot. It’s up there with the likes the Carolina Reaper, so handle with care!
If unique, superhot peppers are your thing, you’ve got to try growing out some Peach Turdcicle seeds. It stands out in any garden, and its flavor will take your cooking up a notch.