Re: [gardeners] Lemon Drop chiles

Liz Albrook (
Thu, 1 Oct 1998 07:03:35 +0000

Cynthia Mayeaux <> wrote:

> George, these sound interesting.  I've been making some ristra's with some
> little red chiles (don't know the name).  Since I've been listening to all
> the chile heads 'round here... I want to try more varieties. 

You want to make some mini-ristras?  Even though I didn't plant a 
garden this year, Margaret was kind enough to send a variety of 
chiles with seeds, mostly of Asian origin, to me.  I got 
a neighbor to grow them so I'd have the seed preserved for next year. 
 At any rate, Prik y nu (ya gotta sound it out -- no two references 
spell it the same way) are the tiny, hotter than Hades chiles that 
are used in the hotter varieties of Thai foods.  They run maybe 1/2 
inch long.  Mini-ristra material.  If you're interested let me know 
and I'll see if I can scrape togethor some seeds.

One great source of ristra pepper seeds are fresh ristras. There's a 
purple, orange and yellow ristra I saw a couple of weeks ago that I'm 
kicking myself for not buying just for the seeds.