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Classification C. annuum
Type paprika, cheese
Fruit color red
Fruit shape round, flattened
Fruit size medium
Heat level sweet
Scoville Heat Units (SHU) 0
Maturity early
Variety type open-pollinated
Country Germany
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Liebesapfel - ripe fruit. 2013-11-12.


Quite early, this pepper can be grown in the open ground in cool climates. Fruits are very beautiful, ribbed, round, and flattened, they ripen from green to brown and to red. Thick walls. Excellent sweet flavor. Great stuffer. Compact plants.

Seed source:

Andrew Still, Seed Ambassadors Project, Drain, Oregon (OR ST A) 08 / Soren Holt of Frosamlerne (Danish seed savers)

Year grown: 2012, 2013

Location: Zone 7b, PNW, Anmore, BC, Canada (760 ft above sea level)


  • Developed by a small eco-seed company in Germany.
  • 'Liebesapfel' means 'love apple' in German.
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 2004 Yearbook by Lila Towle, Tjele, Denmark (DENM TO L), who got the seeds from a small German seed company (likely the one that developed this pepper).

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2014 Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds - new
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2013 1 0
2012 2 0
2011 1 0
2010 1 .
2009 2 .
2008 1 .

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