Hong-gochu (UNBAGGED)


  • Grown, sold, and described by Bunny Hop Seeds
  • Time to maturity: midseason
  • Heat: hot
  • Approx. number of seeds per pack: 10+
  • Capsicum annuum
  • UNBAGGED Bloom Seeds
  • Hong-gochu simply means “red chile” in the Korean language. It is one of those regional peppers with different varietals. I believe that what I have here most closely matches those called Put-gochu when young, and Hong-gochu when mature. Bburi Kitchen’s “Korean Chiles 101” describes all of the major varietals quite well. “ ‘Put,’ pronounced ‘poot,’ means young and green. These chilies mature into hong-gochu (“hong” means red). There are different kinds of put- and hong-gochu, but overall they’re known for their versatility and for making gochutgaru …how to cook: Hong-gochu can be ground fresh and used for making fresh summer kimchi. It’s also dried and then use for gochutgaru.” http://bburikitchen.com/korean-chilies-101
    UNBAGGED BLOOM seeds in this case means that my plant was isolated by either distance or time of bloom; however, no bags were placed over the blooms, and it is possible that a romantic and ambitious little bee came a’wanderin’. It is possible to see a crossed fruit that may not be exactly like the original. It may be hot (or not) or a different size/shape. I believe the chances of this are very low; however, I cannot guarantee true to type fruits from these seeds. The prices will be reduced from my usual standard for this reason.

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