Capsicum annuum var. Hamík
The interests in the consumption of pepper fruits (Capsicum annum L.) is, to a large extent due to its content of bioactive compounds and their importance as dietary antioxidants. Peppers are used as a colourant, flavourant, and/or as a source of pungency. Peppers can be used fresh, dried, fermented, or as an oleoresin extract. It has both nutritional and nutraceutical importance. It is very good source of vitamin C.
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Botanical description and occurrence
An annual herb growing up to 1 m in height, C. annuum is native to the tropical Americas and widely cultivated throughout the tropics and elsewhere. Short, compact plants of variety Hamik are up to 60 cm in height, with triangular-shaped fruits, 5 cm long, which mature from green to orange and are almost seedless. A very tasty snack pepper is suitable for indoor and outdoor production. Hamik is native to Czech Republic and became very popular in the USA and UK, where it`s called Yummy Orange.
Why to have the plant in your garden:
Pepper Hamik has a very tasty fruits and it is lovely in salads. Fruits are exceptional sweet nearly seedless and they are ideal for snacking and munching. In combination with attractive colour this pepper is very suitable for children, as an important source of antioxidants, especially vit. C. Plants with their compact habitus do well also in pots.
Dr. Ivana Mezeyová, SUA, Nitra, Slovak Republic
Dr. Ján Mezey, SUA, Nitra, Slovak Republic