The most important features of Maraş Pepper as a soil plant are that it can be conical in shape, with a pointed or blunt tip. Its fruit is without bellows, its surface is smooth and smooth. The part where the fruit meets the stem is generally flat, sometimes mounded, and its cross section is generally oval in shape. Sowing time is done in February-March directly on the field by hand spreading or seeder technique. The flowers are generally white with petals, the mature fruits are red, and the fruit color before ripening is green. The position of the fruit on the branch can be drooping, horizontal or mixed.
Harvesting of the ripe fruits starts in August when the red color becomes evident according to the special pantone. Depending on the suitability of the seasonal conditions, the harvest period may be extended and 2-3 slaughters can be made. When dried, it loses water, which constitutes 75-80% of its wet weight. This loss is reflected in the price, both in terms of workmanship and the quality of the product. Since it is a very special and high quality pepper, turning the pepper into a spice adds a wonderful flavor to the dishes.
Maraş Pepper is an annual plant with conical fruits, thin flesh, suitable for drying, which is generally used in powder, flake (leaf) and flake (isot) pepper production, and is produced fresh every year. It likes non-saline soils with high water holding capacity. Maraş pepper is particularly suitable for drying because it has a thin skin. For this reason, it is especially recommended to be consumed in the form of flakes and powder.