Pippin's Golden Honey Pepper

Capsicum annuum

A highly decorative, dazzling sweet pepper with a past.

Seeds have been traded for generations—and, according to author and seed steward extraordinaire William Woys Weaver, sometimes even given in exchange for bee stings. Folk artist Horace Pippin suffered from an injury for which “bee sting therapy” provided relief. Will’s grandfather H. Ralph Weaver provided the bees, and Pippin gave him seeds, many of which are part of Will’s Roughwood Seed Collection. Being sweet, this pepper lacks sting. But we are confident that it will still generate plenty of buzz!

This pepper dazzles with purple flowers with pendant fruit on 32" plants. 3-3½" pods ripen from black (with green interiors) to honey-mustard, and then to golden-orange. Sweet flavor with very thin flesh ideal for stuffing or pickling. A potted plant makes a great edible decoration for summer gatherings.

$3.95

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Art Pack (25 seeds) $3.95 In Stock

To start indoors, sow 1 seed per cell. Transplant when seedlings have 1 healthy set of true leaves. Or, direct sow in clumps of 2-3 seeds, thinning to the strongest seedling. Harvest fruits when they have obtained full deep yellow color. Bush habit, suitable for smaller spaces or a large container.

Days to Germination 5-14 days
Days to Maturity 80 days
Planting Depth ½"
Spacing in Row 24"
Spacing Between Rows 42"
Height at Maturity 32"
Width at Maturity 36"

Artwork by Scott Bricher. Scott honors Horace Pippin as an artist and seed steward with a halo of peppers and a solitary healing bee. His artwork brings together traditional portraiture and digital pixels—uniting the past with the present, just as seeds unite generations.

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