Looking for an eye-catching, all-around beautiful pepper plant that produces wonderful tasting fruit? The Fish Hot Pepper is like no other as it has a beautiful ripening stage as it starts off a creamy white color, changing into a light green with dark green stripes and markings, to a vibrant orange with dark red and brown streaks. The variegated 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 - could you imagine cooking this delicious pepper with many seafood dishes? It’s such a tasty pepper!
The Fish chili peppers are a feast for the eyes with the colorful young cream-colored peppers that were used for adding a kick to the creamy sauces that topped seafood. With heat and flavor similar to the Jalapeño and Cayenne, you’ll fall in love with this gem. The Fish pepper plant is productive and produces high yields of these brilliant fruits, very easy to grow in gardens and containers, and ornamental with their pretty variegated leaves and colorful pods.
Fun Fact:The African-American heirloom pepper comes with a unique history as it is said to date back to the 1800s. The pepper was kept as a secret ingredient in these dishes and its part in recipes were handed down orally. It was eventually released to the public by William Woys Weaver in 1995.
Heat Level: 5,000-30,000+ SHUs
Days to Harvest: 80+ Days
Seeds per Packet: 10+ Pepper Seeds
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