Tags: Heirloom Open Pollinated
Growing Practices: No Pesticides No Herbicides No Fungicides
Latin Name: Capsicum annuum
Days to Maturity: 60-75
Melrose Pepper-(Capsicum annuum)-If your grandmother is Italian and grew up in Chicago you know about these peppers. On how they originated here the story goes like this, an Italian family immigrated to Melrose Park, Illinois which is a western suburb of Chicago, they brought with them the seeds of these tender and sweet thin skinned peppers. After that the peppers found their way into the local produce stands and the rest is history. People who know of them wait patiently for them to come in season. A very sweet pepper cooked green or red. Some people fry them in olive oil with a touch of tomato and onions and eat them as a meal with bread and provolone cheese on the side. Others use them slightly roasted on sandwiches or fry them with sausage. They ripen from green to crimson red. The Melrose pepper chile plants grow up to three feet tall and are very productive.
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Does this variety of Melrose pepper grow upwards from the plant unlike sweet peppers that tend to grow down?
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United States (Zone 10a)
Established in 2004
1.00 acres in production