De Bresse

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De Bresse
Classification C. annuum
Type pimento, chili
Fruit color red
Fruit shape conical, long
Fruit size medium
Heat level mild
Scoville Heat Units (SHU) 500-1000
Maturity midseason
Variety type heirloom, open-pollinated
Country France
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). De Bresse - ripe fruit. 2013-10-15.


5-8" long cylindrical fruits with blunt end, 1" in diameter. Delicious mild hot and fruity flavor. Very prolific, excellent for drying. Fruits turn from green to brownish and then to red.

Seed source:

Nathalie Antaya of Saint-Robert, Quebec, Canada (QUE AN N) 12 / Seed Savers Heritage Farm, Decorah, Iowa (IA SSE HF) / AUST PO M

Year grown: 2013

Location: Zone 7b, PNW, Anmore, BC, Canada (760 ft above sea level)


  • An heirloom from the Bresse region, near Lyon, France.
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 1998 Yearbook by Amy Goldman of Rhinebeck, New York (NY GO A), who received seeds from Gilbert Thebault of Sauze, France.
  • SSE PEPPER 714.

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