Re-Established 2011

The Fish Pepper is an African-American heirloom that can be traced to slavery times. It has a bright color and a hot, bold flavor. The plants have a beautiful variegate foliage with 2-3″ fruits. Commonly grown in the Baltimore Area, it’s a traditionally found in area oyster houses.

This pepper is an African-American heirloom that predates the 1870s.  the Fish Pepper is bright in color and crunchy, with a hot and bold flavor with a 3 heat rating on a scale of 1-5. The peppers make a dramatic color change from a green striped cream to a brown-striped orange and finally to a bright red.


Seed Saving - Peppers: Harvest mature, fully ripe fruit. Cut pepper open and remove the seeds. Allow to dry completely for several days.