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Texas Bird Pepper Seeds (Capsicum annuum glabriusculum)

$3.95
Item #:
600246
Availability:
Usually ships in 2-3 business days.
Item #:
600246
Availability:
Usually ships in 2-3 business days.

Description

Harvested from the gardens at Monticello.
Capt. Samuel Brown sent Thomas Jefferson seeds of this dwarf pepper from San Antonio, Texas in 1812-13; stating that the peppers were as "essential to my health as salt itself". Jefferson grew them at Monticello and also forwarded seeds to Philadelphia nurseryman Bernard McMahon who popularized it as an ornamental pot plant.  Texas Bird Pepper is a lush, compact plant covered in early fall with tiny half-inch, reddish-orange, extremely hot peppers. Jefferson-documented: This plant was documented by Thomas Jefferson in his Garden Book, Notes on the State of Virginia, or other writings.

Sow seeds indoors 8-10 weeks before last frost date, transplant to 3" pots once they have several true leaves, then transplant outdoors 2-4 weeks after last frost.  Pepper plants prefer warm soils for germination and growth.  Approximately 20-25 seeds per packet.

 Exposure  Planting Method  Planting Depth  Plant Spacing  Days to Maturity  Size at Maturity 
Full Sun Transplant 1/4" 12-18" 80-90 12"H

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