Yummy! is the only way we can describe this sweetest of sweet peppers. These peppers are often called “Lunch Box” peppers as they are so delicious children will eat them like an apple. To make them even more attractive for eating in hand, the centre is very small with only a smattering of seeds.
For the more technically minded of our customers, we measured the sugar level of the ripe fruit to be between 11 and 12º Brix, putting them in the same league as our sweetest tomatoes.
The small, cone-shaped fruit measure about 4 x 6.5cm and have a thick, juicy flesh. They turn from green to a vibrant orange (when they should be picked) and are produced on short, compact plants that do well in pots. Hamik is not the earliest pepper to mature, nor is it the biggest yielder, but we feel these are minor quibbles when compared to the quality of the fruit – they are so good, we eat them straight off the plants. Bon appetite!