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Melrose Hot Pepper Seeds

Melrose Hot Pepper Seeds

  • Germination rate: 78%
  • Plant size: 3 ft.
  • Pod size: 4-6"
  • Origin: USA
  • Species: Annuum
  • SHU: 0-100
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6 total reviews



The Melrose Hot Peppers have an interesting history: a family that emigrated from Italy brought these peppers seeds with them, growing them in their new home in Suburban Chicago (Melrose Park), and the rest is history!

Growing around 4-6", the sweet, rich, flavorful Melrose Pepper is a great addition to your delicious meals. These peppers turn from green to crimson red when they mature. The flavor becomes more intense when they ripen for a longer period. 

Although they have mild to no heat, they are a versatile pepper in the kitchen with a ton of culinary options! Their sweetness and tender thin skins make it a great pepper to eat fresh, roast, fry, and stuff.  You can even pair them with rice dishes and cook them in a tomato sauce!

  • Species: Capsicum Annuum 
  • Heat Level: 0-100 SHUs 
  • Type: Sweet to Mild
  • Flavor: Sweet
  • OriginUSA
  • Pod Size: 4-6"
  • Plant Height: 3 ft. 
  • Days to Harvest: 65-90 days

Pick up some more Mild Pepper Seeds and try our Mild Pepper Plants to give your garden a headstart to the growing season!

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Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Maria Terran

Melrose Hot Pepper Seeds

Denis Derylo

I grew up in Melrose Park Ill.. Over 40 years ago I moved to Colorado and could not find Melrose peppers anywhere. Last year I was able to procure one plant at the yearly FROG plant sale. I am anxciously awaiting next fall to fry the Melrose peppers, and have a sausage and pepper sandwich as well as a pepper and egg sand..Thank you for the seeds.

Robert Poggi
Melrose peppers

I look forward to growing these peppers. I was born in Chicago. I was raised in California but would go back every year to family and friends and eat these great peppers. Being Italian , those were great memories I want to recover.

Rod Busse
Fast shipping

Fast shipping and rcvd exactly what I ordered, very reliable

Melrose Peppers

One of our family favorites. We use the Melrose in a variety of dishes and salads. We ordered the seeds from Pepper Joe and the seedlings are sprouting . Every seed we used has started to come up. Very happy with my purchase and will be back for more!