Grown by Norm Lehne Garden & Orchards (Roseburg), the yellow-green to red tapered Cubanelle Peppers are prized for a sweet, mild flesh that is growing in popularity because of their rich flavor and pretty colors for frying and cooking.
This thin-walled pepper is especially suited for quick cooking. Popular in dishes of Spanish, Italian, and Slavic descent, many cooks prefer it to bell types. In the garden, Cubanelle peppers are unique, often growing in imperfect shapes and changing color from green/yellow to shades of orange to red. Don’t be surprised if the some of the peppers curl and twist a bit. No two seem to ever be alike — it’s part of of their charm.