De Bresse Orange

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De Bresse Orange
Classification C. annuum
Type pimento, chili
Fruit color orange
Fruit shape conical, long
Fruit size small
Heat level medium
Scoville Heat Units (SHU) 5,000-10,000
Maturity midseason
Variety type offtype, unknown
Country Canada
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). De Bresse - ripe fruit. 2013-07-10.


3-4" long cylindrical fruits with blunt end, 0.75" in diameter, thicker walls than what you would normally expect from such a slim pepper, moderately juicy, medium to very hot with very good flavor. Easy to dry. Fruits turn from green to vibrant orange color when fully ripe.

Seed source:

Nathalie Antaya of Saint-Robert, Quebec, Canada (QUE AN N) 12 / Seed Savers Heritage Farm, Decorah, Iowa (IA SSE HF) / AUST PO M

Year grown: 2013

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


  • A stray seed or a cross of De Bresse pepper, discovered in 2013 by Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T) in a packet of De Bresse pepper seeds that she received from a fellow SODC member, Nathalie Antaya of Saint-Robert, Quebec, Canada (QUE AN N).
  • It is unclear how stable it is.

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