„Why are they treading hard on paprika seeds? Because they’re damn hot.” Paprika processing in the past I.

  It is October and we are in the middle of paprika harvest and processing. Among autumn to-dos is paprika processing, which today is by no means easy and quick but a lot easier than in the past. Until the 1930s all paprika pods were naturally hot and it was local farmers in the mid-19th century…

Autumn to-dos: harvest and post-harvest ageing of paprika

Autumn is the busiest time of the agricultural year and it’s true for the red spice paprika varieties, too. Picking, post-harvest ageing and processing was always an arduous job and it is no different today. Harvest traditionally started on 8 September, the Day of the Blessed Virgin Mary and ended before frost set in or until…