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Vietnemese Tear Jerker

The Vietnemese Tear Jerker originated in Vietnam. These peppers are in the Capsicum Frutescens series. For those who do not know, Frutescens stands for bushy and that is what you will get.

Even though it is not one of the hottest peppers to be found, the Vietnemese Tear Jerker will still bring tears to most people’s eyes. The heat unit, which is the SHU, ranges from 5,000 to 30,000 Scoville Units for the hot Vietnemese Tear Jerkers. The extremely hot Vietnemese Tear Jerkers rate above 30,000 Scoville Units. The Shu of a pepper can go much higher than these figures.

The Vietnemese Tear Jerker is a very easy pepper to grow. They grow well in a garden as well as in planters. The Vietnemese Tear Jerker grows up to 48 inches and it is best to plant them 18 to 24 inches apart as they do grow bushy. They like full sun light and require regular watering. Over watering these pepper plants may cause the loss of the plant.

The shape of the pepper is tapered and they get to less than two inches in length. At first the pepper will be green then it will turn to orange and eventually to red. Be prepared as this bushy plant will be full of many small peppers to fill your needs.

The Vietnemese Tear Jerker is great served in salads and salsa when fresh. Many people also dry or pickle the peppers for future use. Making oil or vinegar is another way of using your Vietnemese peppers. If you have more than you can use at the time they can also be frozen.

The Vietnemese pepper can be used in dishes such as chili, spaghetti sauce, or any recipe that you have and want to add these tasty and spicy peppers too. The possibilities are endless when it comes to preparing dishes with the Vietnemese Tear Jerker peppers. Some people have been known to eat these peppers whole. If a person is not used to them they may be in for a little surprise.

A person can start these peppers from seeds. The seeds can be found at most seed companies. If you choose to start them yourself from seeds, it is best to start them inside then transfer them outside when all signs of frost is gone. Already started plants can be purchased also.

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