This is a pepper with a silly shape, and you may have heard people talking about its shape. It is absolutely the novelty of the garden because as the name implies, this “guy” is shaped very realistically. You will be the talk of your neighborhood as they will want to take a peek of this pepper, and it is a real conversation piece. Once you get past the laughs, you cannot go wrong with growing the Peter Pepper plant because the peppers are super tasty and delicious. The Red Peter Pepper taste similar to the bright, crisp taste of the jalapeno, but just a bit sweeter. It has a thick fleshy pod that is fairly hot with a unique spicy flavor, and this hot Peter pepper can easily replace the jalapeno if you want to step up the heat in your dish. Everybody needs to try to grow this pepper at least once!
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.
Fun Fact: it is judged the "MOST PORNOGRAPHIC PEPPER" By Organic Gardening Magazine.
Species: Capsicum Annuum
Heat Level: 5,000-30,000 Scoville Heat Units
Origin: United States
Length: 4-6 Inches Tall
US Customers ONLY: 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.
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