Capsicum annuum | ‘Fish Pepper’
The Fish Pepper, likely originating from the Caribbean, is an extremely flavorful, productive, and eye-catching chili pepper notable for its unique history. The white unripe fruit were used to flavor seafood dishes in the Black catering community of Baltimore in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. The foliage is variegated, as is much of the unripe fruit, which are 2-3″ long and turn from white with green stripes, to orange with brown stripes, and then bright red.
Peppers act as annuals in northern zones, but are truly a perennial plant in tropical, frost-free zones.
Fish peppers range from 5,000- 30,000 Scoville units.