Pepper - Leutschauer Paprika
I got these seeds in a trade. Leutschauer Paprika originated in Leutschau, Slovania and was imported to Matrafured, Hungary in the 1800's. It is a drying pepper meant for making medium-hot paprika. Most of the sources I could find say this plant gets 24-30 inches tall, but some reviews claim it gets much taller (up to seven feet tall). This may be differences in soil and temperature conditions. You can grow these in containers, but don't crowd them. They will likely need support as they get top-heavy with peppers. Thin walled peppers ripen from green to red and measure about 2-3/4 inches by 1-1/2 inches. Many reviews say this is a productive variety, but some reviews did seem to have lower yields. Be aware that the oils from Leutschauer Paprika can be quite hot! Wear gloves when processing pods! For an added layer of flavor, smoke the peppers before dehydrating them. All reviews seemed to agree, this paprika makes better powder than you can find in the stores.