We grew these as a seed crop for Fedco about 10 years ago and have taken them on as a project because they are from our region and are so beautiful and easy to grow . They are a small plant and would make a good houseplant or container plant . We make tinctures, jellys and vinegar with the fruit as well as dry it for hot pepper and put in in herb blends .
It is about a 3 on the heat scale of 3-5 ,good for mild to medium salsa
|Flowers:||small white flowers|
|Foliage:||variagated leaves which vary from plant to plant. Leaves can be twisted (Not a disease just the way they grow. mostly white and green but some brown and purple stripes.|
|Fruit:||fruit small about2 inches by 12 inch variagated with some purple,green, white and brown changing to red when ripe.|
|Lifecycle:||1 (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)|
|Height:||2 foot tall|
|Diameter:||1 foot to 2 foot|
|USDA Zones:||7 to |
|Soil:||average fertile soil 6.5 ph|
|Propagation / Germination:||2 weeks to 3 weeks|
|Water:||water when dry|
|Pests and Diseases:||none|
All of our seed offerings were grown here. We have been seed savers for 20 years. Our seeds are packaged in original art packets, hand folded with 100% recycled paper. Instructions for growing are not on the packs but are on the listing under seed template. Books on gardening as well as many catalogs carry general information on growing seeds. I am available by e-mail or phone to answer any growing questions as well. You won't find that service from many sources of seeds . The shipping on our orders also includes the processing and handling charges which is also less or equal to most seed companies. Remember we hand pack each order and drive from the farm to the post office to ship your order. I go every other day so I also have time to garden.