Portrait of three Striped Holland Bell Peppers or the aloha pepper stuffed with shrimp and rice in New York City. Description:
Striped Holland bell peppers are medium to large in size, averaging seven centimeters in length and five centimeters in diameter, and are rounded, square, and globular in shape with 3-4 lobes and a thick green stem. The smooth skin is firm and glossy with a yellow-orange base and deep red stripes that appear as if they were painted vertically on the pepper. Underneath the skin, the vibrant yellow flesh is still striped with the red streaks, has thick walls, and is crisp and succulent with a hollow cavity that contains very small, flat cream-colored seeds and a thin membrane. Striped Holland bell peppers are crunchy, juicy, and dense with a mild, less sweet flavor than regular yellow bell peppers.