Dalle Khursani is also known as 'Akabare' or 'Akabare Khursani'.
My plants were fairly variable, as might be expected from a landrace. I was anticipating round chillies rather than bullet shape, and I am now told, by someone who is familiar with it in its native environment, that it is not the true variety. I shall grow the true cultivar next year, courtesy of Ashy Moko, and compare.
This variety was too vigorous when grown in the border, but far more restrained as a pot plant. The specimen below is growing in a standard 3 litre pot.
Dalle Khursani is characterised by an immediate sharp heat which fades quickly, leaving a distinctive flavour with sweet overtones. The ripe chillies are generally pickled or preserved in brine, and have achieved almost a cult status among their admirers.
The popularity of these chillies is such that they command a premium price in areas where they are grown. They are also reputed to be free of "afterburn".
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