Tangerine Pimento Peppers: in album peppers
|Aug 6th, 2011, by Alex Zorach|
These tangerine pimento peppers were for sale at the Urban Girls Produce stand at the Clark Park Farmer's Market in West Philadelphia. They were labelled as "Tangerine Pamentos", and I have also seen this variety spelled (misspelled?) elsewhere as "Tangerine Pimientos".
The term pimento can refer to a number of different varieties of peppers, some of which are hot and some of which have no heat; they all tend to be round in shape and sweet in flavor. Tangerine pimentos are a sweet pepper, with no heat, and they are quite large for a pimento; they are a little smaller than regular bell peppers, and much rounder in shape.
I am curious to try these peppers, but I have been overflowing with new varieties of peppers and other vegetables to try lately, so I passed on these when they were for sale. Hopefully they will still be available in future weeks so I can try them.