An heirloom dating back to the 1800's, this variety was saved and reintroduced by Mr. H.W. Alfrey, owner of Alfrey Seeds, from Knoxville, Tennessee. He spent years collecting seed from only the most "anatomically realistic" fruits. He continued his project, until his death in 2000.
Fruits are 4 to 6 inches in length, and slightly wrinkled. To obtain the greatest amount of 'anatomical' consistency, avoid overwatering. Pods start out green, maturing to a nice bright red. They can be used at stage. Plants grow 24 to 30 inches tall with excellent production.
A great conversation piece in the garden or in the kitchen due to its distinctively phallic shape. They make excellent chili powder and are great for salsas!
PETER PEPPER, Alfrey's Strain
SPECIES: C. annuum
HEAT LEVEL: Medium
FRUIT COLOR: Green > Red
ORIGIN: USA - Knoxville, Tennessee
SCOVILLE HU: 10,000 - 23,000