Harvested from the gardens at Monticello.
This form of Cayenne Pepper has flashy green and white variegated leaves and attractive striped fruit that ripen to solid red. Named for its use as a seafood seasoning in Mid-Atlantic urban regions, oral traditions trace the Fish Pepper to 19th century African-American gardening and culinary usage. This very hot pepper can be used fresh or dried, and the compact plant is an attractive addition to the garden or containers.
Native Distribution: Central and South America
Sow seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost date, transplant to 3" pots once they have several true leaves, then transplant outdoors into fertile well-drained soil 2-4 weeks after the last frost. Pepper plants prefer warm soils for germination and growth. Approximately 20-25 seeds per packet.
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