"Hangjiao" means "space pepper" in Chinese. These peppers were from a species of pepper that was sent into space during some Chinese experiments on growing food in space. The cosmic radiation and zero-gravity conditions in space resulted in several strains of peppers with long tails and high productivity. This was one of my favorites of last season.
This pepper plant is a true producer and the chiles are delicious . A sweet flavor and Jalapeño-like heat, the peppers grow up to 30-35 cm long! Great to fry with salt or use in chili.