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Hot Pepper ‘Fish’ Seeds (Certified Organic)

Traditionally used in oyster and crab houses around Chesapeake Bay.

Availability: In stock

$3.95
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Details

The 3"-long, colorful, striped peppers of this variety are borne on 2'-tall plants with beautiful, variegated foliage. Starting out an unusual cream color striped with green, the fruits ripen to orange with brown stripes, before turning all red. Traditionally used in oyster and crab houses around Chesapeake Bay, this 19th century African American heirloom was first offered by William Woys Weaver in the 1995 Seed Savers Exchange Yearbook. His grandfather received the seeds in the 1940s from Horace Pippin of West Chester, Pennsylvania. An attractive, attention-getting choice for containers. Medium hot. Non-Isolated.

SHU: 5,000 - 30,000

Michigan Seeds and Plants grown on our farm, Renegade Acres, in Howell, MI!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Capsicum annuum
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 10 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 15 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/4 in.
When to Sow Indoors 8-10 weeks before last spring frost
Growing Height 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Plant Spacing 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger N/A
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH Requirements 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic), 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Days to Harvest 80-90
Propagation Methods From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Heat (Scoville Heat Units) 5,000-9,999 SHU, 10,000-24,999 SHU, 25,000-49,999 SHU
Pepper Color Green changing to red
Pepper Shape Tapered
Pepper Size Medium (3in. to 6in. in length), Small (under 2in. in length)
Pepper Usage Drying, Fresh (salsa, salads), Pickling, Roasting
Seeds Per Pack 25