Pepper, Fish

Catalog #0971

20223
(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.
START INDOORS
8 weeks before last frost
GERMINATION
14 Days
PLANT OUTDOORS
12-24" Apart
LIGHT
Full Sun

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

Price:  Free!