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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Lower Garden
  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    The bullnose pepper is a type of sweet pepper which produces abundantly. Its fruits are somewhat smaller than modern bell peppers and they are susceptible to sunscald. However, they have an excellent flavor.

    Latin Name

    Capsicum annuum


    Family

    Solanaceae


    Type of Plant

    Annual
    Vegetable

    Seasons

    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 3'
    Max Spread: 2'

    Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Tollerances

  • Drought

  • Colors


    Native Range

    South and Central America


    History

    Thomas Jefferson was growing Bullnose peppers in 1774.


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    Purchase our historic seeds, collected from plants grown at Mount Vernon and plant them in your own garden.

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