Commercially introduced by us in the U.S.!
Phonetically introduced: em-gel-lee (‘g’ as in good)
Until a few years ago, famous hot pepper of Emcelli Village of Manisa (Turkey), was a popular variety in the region. Then, Turkish Government changed the agriculture zoning law, and farm land in the region has significantly shrunk since then, putting Emcelli and other traditionally grown seeds in the region and across the country in danger. Luckily, we were able to source the seed from the region before it gets more difficult to do so.
Emcelli has excellent flavor with a healthy amount of heat. Flesh is thin and crunchy. Fruits have conical shape with wide shoulders and can grow as long as 5 inches. Deep green color ripens to bright red at seed maturity. This pepper is great for dolma (stuffed pepper) recipes. Plants are productive.
Packet has 15 seeds