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Fish Pepper Plants- Live Fish Pepper Seedlings

Fish Pepper Plants- Live Fish Pepper Seedlings

  • Origin: Caribbean
  • Species: Annuum
  • SHU: 5,000 – 30,000
Regular price $ 19.99
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7 total reviews




These Fish Pepper Seedlings were carefully grown from seed in our greenhouse and are guaranteed to arrive alive and healthy.

Shipping Note: All live plant orders will be shipped within 2-3 business days after ordering, weather permitting. If you would like your plants to be shipped on a certain day, please indicate that in your order notes upon checkout. 

We cannot ship live plants to Texas and New Jersey due to the Department of Agriculture forbidding invasive species to come into their state by mail.

Fish Pepper Plant Info

Fun Fact: this was a favorite during the late 19th and 20th centuries in Baltimore and the mid-Atlantic states!

Species: Capsicum Annuum 

Heat Level: 5,000-30,000 Scoville Heat Units  

Type: Novelty  

Origin: Caribbean

Seedling Age: 8 weeks on September 20th

Seedling Size: 3-5 Inches Tall

Looking for an all-around beautiful pepper plant that produces wonderful tasting and a unique ripening stage? This pepper is the one for you! The Fish Pepper starts off a creamy white color, changing from light green with dark green stripes, to a vibrant orange with dark red and brown streaks. The Fish Pepper was traditionally used in oyster and crab houses in the northeastern United States. The name "fish pepper" is most likely correlated to the chile’s popular use with seafood. It is such a tasty, delicious pepper as its flavor is similar to the serrano which is like a fresh and bright pepper flavor!

Looking for the seeds instead?  BUY FISH PEPPER SEEDS HERE!    

Check out our other pepper plant varieties to find the plants you want to grow in your garden!

WARNING: Plants adjust to small, gradual changes in their environment better than sudden shifts, which is what the hardening off process is all about. Just as you get burned when you bare your untanned skin to the sun, leaves of plants started indoors will develop pale, sunburned patches if they are suddenly exposed to too much sun. The story has a happier ending when you introduce seedlings to bright light and sheltered breezes gradually, over a period of one to three weeks. Read more information on how to harden off and transplant pepper plants in 6 steps.

Shipping & Returns:

Free shipping on orders of $35 or more (excludes cheese, hot houses, and Canada orders). We ship to US and Canada addresses only. If you order by 11 am (Central Time, Monday-Friday), your order will ship the same day.All live plant orders will be shipped within 2-3 business days after ordering, weather permitting. If you would like your plants to be shipped on a certain day, please indicate that in your order notes upon checkout. We cannot ship live plants to Texas and New Jersey due to state agriculture laws. For more information, please visit our Shipping & Returns page.

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If for any reason you are not 100% satisfied with your order, please contact us. If you’re not happy, we’re not happy and we’ll work to make it right.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Evan Grabosky
Happy fish peppers.

I bought these later in the season. When they arrived I quickly did as the instructions asked and started the process of hardening off the peppers to be outdoors and transplanted.

To my surprise, after a few months they quickly caught up in size to the jalapeño plants a friend gave me at the start of the season!

The fish peppers look great with that variegated foliage that’s becoming rather bushy.

I can’t wait to try the peppers when they’re ready!

David Stock
So far very good

Plants arrived in good condition and transplanted well. Followed the hardening off specifics and plants didn’t have any trauma. I’m up in Alaska so the pepper summer season is a very hard challenge. Currently 45 days in peppers just started to produce buds. They are about 18 inches tall. (Wished they would have been 2 or 3 feet) but with the extreme long daylight and cooler 2am to 5am temps that’s understandable. My hope is that peppers will be ripe and delicious by mid September

Paul Koeltzow
Love Peppers

Thank you for the fish peppers. I am excited to grow them and eat them with fresh fish here in Florida.

Anthony Lopez
Live Plant Review

I just received my order of 2 - Chocolate Reaper, 2 - Fish Pepper, and 2 - Apocalypse Scorpion live plants. I just unboxed the items.

ALL of the plants were very healthy. I was shocked this could have come out of a box in a hot mail truck. Not droopy at all, a few leaves had fallen off in the box, but other than that, they look nice. Of all the plants though, they Apocalypse scorpion were about twice the size of the others, and very bushy already at this young size. Also came with a packet of soil blast, thanks Pepper Joes!

Ive gotten them in pots and Im excited to begin the journey.

Gregory L
Hit or miss

We ordered a two-pack, and one of them it appears the main stem was snipped and and the new "main" plant was an offshoot. That one has barely seen any new growth in the last month, but the other one took off and seems to be doing fairly well. We'll see how they do in terms of production, but I think I'll take my chances and start from seed next year.