Chili pepper 'Gorria'

Capsicum annuum longum group

How to grow Chili pepper 'Gorria'

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

A full sun position will ensure your plant thrives and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Gorria is thought of as half hardy, so remember to protect this plant from frosts and low temperatures. Gorria needs a loamy and sandy soil with a ph of 7.0 to 8.5 (neutral soil to weakly alkaline soil).

Growing Gorria from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.2 inches (0.5 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 18°C / 64°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Gorria about 38 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Gorria

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Gorria is a half hardy plant.

Harvesting Gorria

Chili pepper Gorria Etymology

“Gorria” simply means ‘red’ in Basque language.

Gorria folklore & trivia

The actual name of this cultivar is ‘Gorria’, but it is better known under the name ‘Piment d’Espelette’ which is in fact just the AOC certificated name for the spice produced from its pepper fruits grown in the Basque town Espelette in south-western France. Thus,‘Piment d’Espelette’ rather is the trademark of the product, which only may be sold under this name if it is produced in Espelette, France.

Misspellings of Chili pepper 'Gorria'

Pimente d’Espelette

Other Names for Chili pepper 'Gorria'

Piment d’Espelette