Melrose Pepper

Melrose Pepper


Scientific Classification

Capsicum annuum

Heat rating in Scovilles:

0 – 100

The Melrose Pepper is a sweet heirloom Italian frying pepper known for it’s famous use in Italian Chicago neighborhoods. The story of the Melrose Pepper is an Italian family immigrated to Melrose Park, Illinois and brought with them the seeds of these tender and sweet thin skinned peppers. They quickly became very popular among gardeners in the Italian community.

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