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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Lower Garden
  • Pioneer Farm

  • Hardiness Zones


    Bird peppers are large plants, easily growing to 6 feet over the course of a season. They thrive in the heat of the year and produce masses of tiny red peppers with a lot of heat and excellent flavor.

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    Seeds avaiablle to purchase from Mount Vernon

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    Latin Name

    Capsicum annuum var. glabriusculum


    Family

    Solanaceae


    Type of Plant

    Annual
    Vegetable

    Seasons

    Summer
    Fall

    Specifications

    Max Height: 5'
    Max Spread: 3'

    Uses

  • Annual
  • Edible
  • Vegetable

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Tollerances

  • Drought

  • Colors


    Native Range

    Central America


    History

    George Washington planted bird peppers in June of 1785.


    Other Details

    Grown by Washington
    Sold at Mount Vernon

    Bring Washington's Garden Home

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

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