Jefferson first planted this pepper at Shadwell, his birthplace, in 1767, just before his twenty-fourth birthday. This versatile tropical fruit is used in cooking - fresh or dried - as a hot, spicy flavoring. The green or ripe pods can be pickled, used in chili vinegar, and in pepper-sauce and salsa. The glossy red fruits are also desirable in decorations and dried-flower arrangements. Plant eight to twelve inches apart in late spring in good garden loam. Full sun.
Approximately 45-50 seeds per pack.
Line Drawing from The Vegetable Garden
by M. M. Vilmorin-Andrieux (1885)