Q: Hi Dave,
I have a quick question for you–I have been trying to find a certain type of pepper seed, and I just haven’t been able to. Lo and behold, you have a photo at the top of this page: http://www.fiery-foods.com/dave/pickle.html That’s the very pepper I have been looking for–the yellow ones in the round bottle. I used to buy them when I lived in the States, but now I live in Italy, and I can’t find them here or on the web. They look like small jalapeños 1.5 – 2 inches long, blunt points. They’re hot but not too, great pickled with a sandwich… If you can ID these for me I would be very grateful.
A: Hello Jim:
Those pods are ’Sport Peppers’, grown in the midwest specifically for pickling. They are very popular in Chicago–and, indeed, are used on sandwiches.–Dave