Fish Pepper

Fish Pepper


Scientific Classification

Capsicum annuum

Heat rating in Scovilles:

5000 – 30000

The Fish Pepper has a unique look, starting out green & cream striped, moving on to orange with green to brown stripes, and finally maturing to solid red. Peppers are 1-1/2 to 2 inches long with broad shoulders gradually tapering to a point. Pre-1870’s African American heirloom variety used to season fish and shellfish in the African-American communities around Baltimore and Philadelphia.

What really makes this pepper stand out is its wonderful foliage, as the 2-feet tall plants have stunning white and green mottled leaves, which makes this variety superb for ornamental and edible landscaping. The 2-foot plants are easy to grow in containers and are perfect for drying into a hot powder or making into a hot sauce.

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