Pepper, Fish

Capsicum annuum
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SKU: 0971 P50
  • Plants grow to 2 feet
  • Fruits grow to 3 inches
  • Plants and peppers are variegated
  • Medium hot pepper
  • 80 days from transplant
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Nineteenth century African American heirloom first offered by William Woys Weaver in the 1995 SSE Yearbook. Weaver’s grandfather received the seeds in the 1940s from Horace Pippin of West Chester, PA. Two-foot tall plants have beautiful variegated foliage; 3" long fruits are striped and colorful. Traditionally used in oyster and crab houses around Chesapeake Bay. 80 days from transplant. Medium hot.

Learn to Grow it

Start Indoors: 8 weeks before last frost

Germination: 14 Days

Plant Outdoors: 12-24” Apart

Light: Full Sun

Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼” deep. Peppers germinate best in warm soil, so gentle bottom heat may be helpful until seedlings emerge. Wait to transplant outdoors until soil is warm.