This Japanese heirloom joins our classic oriental collection. Rarely found outside of its native Nara prefecture, it is in the Capiscum annum family. Strong beautiful bushes with tinged purple leaves and flowers. Expect huge production of shiny purple small tapered fruit that fully ripens to red. Although they look hot, they are not!
Grows well in pots. The flavour is mild and slightly sweet . The texture is crisp and used traditionally in tempura, lightly stir fried and chopped into salads. They do lose the purple colour when cooked. An excellent source of anthocyanins, important as an anti-inflammatory providing protection from free radical damage. A smaller packet of 10 seeds.