(Capsicum annuum) Nineteenth century African American heirloom
first offered by William Woys Weaver in the 1995
SSE Yearbook. Weaver’s grandfather received the
seeds in the 1940s from Horace Pippin of West
Chester, Pennsylvania. Two-foot tall plants have
beautiful variegated foliage; 3" long fruits are
striped and colorful. Traditionally used in oyster and
crab houses around Chesapeake Bay. 80 days from
transplant. MEDIUM HOT.
8 weeks before last frost
Green Thumb Tip Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Peppers germinate best
in warm soil, so gentle bottom heat may be helpful
until seedlings emerge. Wait to transplant outdoors
until soil is warm. ONLY AVAILABLE AS CONVENTIONAL SEED
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