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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Lower Garden
  • Slave Cabin Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    Fish peppers are hot peppers with variegated white leaves. The peppers themselves are often streaked with white and start green before maturing to red.

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    Seeds avaiablle to purchase from Mount Vernon

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    Latin Name

    Capsicum annuum


    Family

    Solanaceae


    Type of Plant

    Annual
    Vegetable

    Seasons

    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 3'
    Max Spread: 2'

    Uses

  • Annual
  • Edible
  • Vegetable

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Tollerances

  • Drought

  • Colors


    Native Range

    Caribbean


    History

    Fish peppers were commonly seen in the gardens of the enslaved people and were often used for making fish sauces.


    Other Details

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