Not So Hot Pepper

By Charlie Nardozzi

Lovers of spicy foods know that any dish with habanero peppers in it will knock your socks off. Considered one of the hottest pepper types, habaneros must be used with caution when handling and cooking. If you like the flavor of habaneros, but not the heat, now there's a new, milder version of this tangy pepper.

'Zavory' registers only 100 Scoville units on the heat scale (compared with 300,000 for other habanero varieties) making it so mild you can eat it raw off the plant like a sweet tomato. The cardinal-red fruits are produced 90 days after transplanting and grow on 30-inch-tall plants.

For more information on this new, not-so-hot habanero variety, go to: The Cooks Garden .

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