McMahon's Texas Bird Pepper

Capsicum annuum | SKU: 1478A-P25
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  • Organic
  • Tiny red fruits resemble cranberries
  • Plants grow to 12 inches
  • Medium hot pepper
  • 90 days from transplant

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Samuel Brown of San Antonio, TX sent Thomas Jefferson seeds of this pepper in 1812 and 1813. Jefferson shared it with Philadelphia nurseryman Bernard McMahon. Tiny lustrous red bird peppers borne on decorative 12" plants. Native to southwest Texas. Ideal for container growing; plants can be overwintered indoors. 90 days from transplant. Medium hot.

Learn to Grow McMahon's Texas Bird Pepper

Start Indoors: 8 weeks before last frost

Germination: 14 Days

Plant Outdoors: 12-24” Apart

Light: Full Sun

Instructions - 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.

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Fun little peppers


Small little peppers, the plants are more like small bushes and can get large.