Fish Hot Pepper

Organic Fish Hot Pepper Seeds

Spicy, with variegated leaves and fruit

Capsicum annuum
Truly gorgeous plants and novel white-and-green striped fruit.
African-American heirloom. Leaves and fruit vary from dark green to white, with much variegation. Fruit loses variegation as it ripens red. Medium heat.
Product ID# PE0252 , Certified Organic by NOFA-NY LLC , Grown in the Northeast

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This African American heirloom variety was introduced to the commercial seed market after William Woys Weaver discovered it in his grandfather's belongings. It was a gift to his grandfather from Horace Pippin in exchange for bee sting therapy, as are many of the seeds in Weaver's collection. Beautiful variegated leaves and fruits vary from dark green to white. Some plants are more deeply contrasted than others, and range a bit in height and sprawling habit. The fruits range from white to pale green as well, before ripening red. Fish peppers have a medium heat. If you save seed, be sure to save it from only the most vigorous plants with the most variegation -- that is, the plants with the most white in their foliage -- other less variegated plants should be removed just as they start flowering, when the variegation would begin to be obvious.

Quick Facts
Days to Germination 7 to 14 days
Days to Maturity 65 days from transplant
Planting Depth ½ inch
Spacing in Row 18 inches
Spacing Between Rows 24 inches
Height at Maturity 24 inches
Width at Maturity 18 inches
Growing Instructions

Start indoors 8-10 weeks before last frost in very warm spot (80 degrees is ideal). Keep seedlings in a well-ventilated place at 70+ degrees and do not over water. Transplant outdoors in full sun into rich, well drained soil after threat of frost has passed. Peppers can tolerate dryness and heat, but need moderate water to produce fruit and prefer to be watered at the base.

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