Fish Pepper Seeds

Fish Pepper Seeds

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Fish Pepper Seeds (80 days)

Capsicum annuum

.25 grams per seed package/Seed Package Contains Approx. 30-45 heirloom pepper seeds.


This African-American heirloom pepper is said to have come into use sometime just after the Civil War, but many believe it is far older originating with the slave trade. 

Fish Peppers get their name from oyster/crab houses along the Chesapeake Bay who used to use it to spice up their traditional seafood dishes.

Fish Peppers have beautiful variegated foliage and fruit that is 2-3" long. 

When they turn cherry red they are ready to be used. 

Medium hot.

We are one of only two sources to carry this rare endangered pepper.

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100' Row Yield


¼" 110-130 75-85° 7-10 24" 12-18" 40 lb. Full

Planting Tips for Heirloom Hot Peppers:

Start these vegetable seeds indoors about 6-8 weeks before your last frost date.  Be sure to keep them in a warm place so that the soil temperature stays above 75°.  Young heirloom pepper plants like it to stay warm and will develope best if kept happy.

Only transplante after the heirloom pepper seedlings have shown several sets of their true leaves and only once you are sure the outside soil temperature is consistently above 65°.  

Heirloom seeds are hardy but always take care with your garden seeds to give them the appropriate amount of moisture - not letting the vegetable seeds dry out prematurely or overwatering and possibly having them rot.


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