The first country abroad they were sold in was Ireland in 2000. ‘Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where you backbone ought to be.’ — Clementine Paddleford (American food writer. Peppadew™ is the trademarked brand name of peppers from a pepper plant called "Piquanté." Looking for one of your favorite recipes? You'll notice that Recipe Box is now called SAVES and your recipes are organized in COLLECTIONS. His first bite of the pepper delivered a significant shot of heat. Peppadew™ peppers (sometimes called piquanté peppers) are a uniquely South African pepper, much like African Cherry Peppers but not quite the same. Peppadew-lover Big Bad Voodoo Lou explains that they’re a branded pepper (observe the registered trademark notation after the name) originally discovered in South Africa. Peppadew™ peppers (sometimes called piquanté peppers) are a uniquely South African pepper, much like African Cherry Peppers but not quite the same. The peppers ripen over a four month period, with peppers lowest on the bush ripening first. ” (just south of the Zimbabwe border.) It is interesting that peppadews (piquant peppers) are rarely eaten raw as it does not have much taste in its raw state. Various other chile peppers, such as pickled cherry peppers and pimentos, also work well as alternatives to Peppadews in sauces, salads and stir-fries. The trademark on the name is held by Peppadew International Ltd of South Africa. The Piquanté bush grows up to 1 1/2 metres tall (5 feet), bearing up to 50 to 60 chiles per bush. Johannesburg, South Africa: Sunday Times. In 1994, Johan Steenkamp found peppers growing near one of his homes in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Ever seen Peppadew peppers in a list of ingredients on a restaurant menu and wondered what they were? It is invariably commercially available as a pickle, which brings out its unique and piquant taste. 13 June 1999. The Piquanté bush grows up to 1 1/2 metres tall (5 feet), bearing up to 50 to 60 chiles per bush. The peppers are small and round, only about 2 to 3 cm tall (1 inch), with bright red thin flesh walls. 27 September 1898 – 13 November 1967). The trademark on the name is held by Peppadew International Ltd of South Africa. Approved for sale in America by the FDA in May 1999. The plant, obviously, is a hybrid that occurred naturally, from plants that originated in the New World, as peppers are not native to Africa. He tasted them, and found them very hot (at least to his tastebuds. Refrigerate the jar after opening; use within 8 weeks. If you need the higher heat index of hot Peppadews, you can boost the temp of any peppers with a dash or two of … Whoops! The PEPPADEW® Food Service offering ensures that the signature PEPPADEW® sweet-heat taste is available to transform any menu in the wide scope of the food service industry, including catering, quick service restaurants, restaurants, hotels, cafes and wholesale cash and carry. Subscribe for updates on new content added. It is interesting that peppadews (piquant peppers) are rarely eaten raw as it does not have much taste in its raw state. Funding to enable continued research and updating on this web site comes via ads and some affiliate links. Get our life-saving Dinner Daily newsletter. He called the actual plant “Piquanté.”. Plus, all of your private notes can now be found directly on the recipe page under the directions. Peppadew is the brand name for the pickled grape-size red pepper known as Juanita. Steenkamp gives them six-week old seedlings to start the bushes from. They look like a cross between cherry tomatoes and small red peppers. There are no results for your search. Steenkamp gives them six-week old seedlings to start the bushes from. A winner of a weed. Peppadew Peppers are sold pickled whole in jars and in large cyrovac pacs, with stems and seeds already removed. Stumped for dinner? They are not sold fresh. The taste is sweet with a bit of heat, but not to a level that would impress most chile lovers. They are also sold processed into a liquid condiment sauce, a salsa, and a ketchup. The “hot” variety has ground chile added to the pickling solution, and that’s what makes them “hotter” than the mild ones. It’s not known if he’s ever tasted a habanero, to get a general idea of what the upper end of the hot scale is. Peppadew™ is a trademarked name. They harness the perfect balance between tangy & spicy while highlighting those signature sweet notes. The mild PEPPADEW® Sweet Piquanté Peppers Mild Whole are just as sharp in taste as the hot variety but are milder in flavour. The juice from the jar can be used in marinades or salad dressings. The name Peppadew applies to the processed peppers in the jar, not the plant. The company doesn’t encourage Peppadew to be used as an adjective, as in “Peppadew Soup.”. Their crisp, firm and whole texture is retained in our sweet and sour brine that PEPPADEW® is recognized for. The brand name of Piquanté peppers called Peppadew is grown by Johan Steenkamp, in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. There are two styles, one mild and one “hot.”. More accurately, they are grown for him by contracted farmers on farms near Tzaneen, which is near the Kruger National Park, in the north-eastern province of South Africa called “Limpopo province” (just south of the Zimbabwe border.) Many South Africans find even bell peppers hot to their tastes, so there’s a reasonable chance the parents would have been sweet pepper plants, as opposed to chile pants. ), He saved the seeds from the peppers, and planted them. McClelland, Angie. In his first trials, both the bottles and the chiles in them exploded. You (and your stomach) can thank us later! The Juanita plant was reportedly discovered in 1993 by Johannes Steenkamp, who found it growing in the garden of his vacation home in South Africa. He had botanists at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research verify that it was a separate variety of chile plant that had sprung up, and he established the trademarks, and registered international plant breeders’ rights for that pepper plant. The peppers … The pickling solution is made from sugar, distilled vinegar, salt, and ascorbic acid, with calcium chloride as well to help firm up the peppers. © 2020 Discovery or its subsidiaries and affiliates. Steenkamp began experimenting with bottling the peppers. If it is bought in a bottle, the pleasantly sweet-sour pickling liquid which takes on the flavour of the peppadews, can be used as a salad dressing or in cooking. Peppadew™ is the trademarked brand name of peppers from a pepper plant called “Piquanté.”.