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Fish Hot Pepper

Capsicum annuum 


Full Sun

80 Days to Harvest

Moderately Hot

2’-’ Tall Plants

12”-18” Apart


A pepper plant pretty enough to be grown as an ornamental, but with a fantastic full bodied flavor that has slowly earned a reputation with foodies around the country. Pairs especially well with shellfish. The plant itself has variegated leaves of dark green with almost white streaks, and the fruit also striped, ripening from green to orange or red. A mutation of serrano peppers grown widely around Philadelphia and Baltimore as far back as 1870, the fish pepper can vary in heat, from 6,000 up to 30,000 scovilles, less water as they finish ripening generally leads to more heat.

Fish Hot Pepper

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