Collection: Piment d'Espelette

Chili pepper has been grown in the French Basque Country (Pays Basque) for centuries. As on the Spanish side, where the farmers from Lodosa  in Pays Vasco traditionally grow the piquillo or Pikilloko piper, the French Basque farmers remain faithful to their 'piper' or 'gorria', the Capsicum annuum var gorria. The taste of Piment d'Espelette takes you back to the taste of yesteryear. Even without that knowledge you would blindly go for this delicious pepper, with its unique aromas a must in every kitchen.

Last year, the French Basque Country was ravaged by severe weather and almost the entire chili pepper harvest was lost.

Schade aan de chilipeper door hagelbuien

 

The plants are now in excellent condition again, with high expectations for the new harvest expected in the autumn. We hope to be able to supply the 250 gram packaging again. We have already made a reservation!

If you want an impression of 'our' Segida ? Take a look at this video from 2021 that shows how the planting material is set out.

Piment d'Espelette