Peridot Pepper
aka "Bishop's Crown"
(Capsicum baccatum)

Peridot Pepper aka Bishops Crown Capsicum baccatum Peridot Pepper aka Bishops Crown Capsicum baccatum
Photos by (left) Forest and Kim Starr (right) Manuel

A wonderful not-too-spicy pepper for cool Summer areas! One of Pam Peirce’s top picks – it produces a good-sized crop of  about 30-50 UFO-shaped 2” wide fruits on a 4’ tall plant. With the seeds and ribs removed, the pepper has a bright, sweet, appley taste that is quite delicious! With the seeds left in, it is a respectably spicy pepper for hot salsa, chili, or pickles! Wonderful raw on salads, stuffed and baked, or dried for later – it’s an extremely versatile and surprisingly showy veggie. Sets fruit in late Summer for Fall harvest.

Lisa,
Plant Unicorn

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Perennial Vegetable
USDA zones 9-11
(annual elsewhere)