A few years ago I told you the story of Pavuvu peppers. I was first made aware of them during a CorelDRAW Unleashed Training Session and their story is pretty interesting. If you don’t remember the full story, please read My Pavuvu Pepper Story. Today I wanted to tell you how they have spread since I wrote that original post.
Gardening is not my strong point. While I was able to grow a plant and harvest some peppers, my plants always left a lot to be desired. Friends of mine, Tom Rich and Kris Andersen, have an amazing garden and they love to cook spicy food. So I gave them a few of the peppers I’d grown to see if they could do a better job of growing Pavuvu peppers.
Their plants have put mine to shame and they are more like trees. Below is a picture of Tom standing with two of his plants.
When this picture was taken, the peppers are out of season and you can’t see any on the plants. Below are just a few of the thousands of peppers they have harvested from the 3 peppers I original provided to them.
In addition to using the peppers in some of their own recipes, they have also provided them to a few of their favorite Phoenix-area restaurants. So the peppers originally discovered by a Marine in World War II on a very isolated island continue their march around the world.