Beautiful green and white variegated foliage on 18-24" plants. Pendant fruits are 2-3" long ripening from striped green and cream (although not all fruits have this coloration, many will be solid green) to orange and finally to red.
Unarguably ornamental, these peppers should be used for adding spice to your favorite dishes as they were traditionally used in oyster and crab houses around the Chesapeake Bay area, between Baltimore, Maryland and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania dating back to the 18th century where they became the 'secret' ingredient used by many in the African American communities in the areas.
The grandfather of William Weaver Woys acquired seeds in 1940 from Horace Pippin, a black painter popular in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Mr. Woys shared the seeds through Seed Savers Exchange in 1995
SPECIES: C. annuum
HEAT LEVEL: Medium
FRUIT COLOR: Green > Red
ORIGIN: Africa > Pennslyvania, USA
SCOVILLE HU: 5,000 - 30,000