From the Christopher Phillips Rare Seed Collection R8--Release #8 on October 29, 2015 --- This is a very special variety from Turkey. In fact, this is hands down the best large Capsicum annuum variety Christopher has ever tried. These are so much better tasting than bell pepper strains! There are many famous varieties from this region such as Aleppo, Maras Biber, and Urfa Biber. However, this is a gem that may have been overlooked. These massive peppers have an incredible sweet / spicy flavor. They can be mild in some areas and really catch you off guard as you get into the placenta area. Some bites of this one reached jalapeno / cayenne heat. This is the perfect stuffing variety if you're a heat lover! Original seed came from a friend, Ub Solorio of California.