Samuel Brown of San Antonio, TX sent Thomas Jefferson seeds of this pepper in 1812 and 1813. Jefferson shared it with Philadelphia nurseryman Bernard McMahon. Tiny lustrous red bird peppers borne on decorative 12" plants. Native to southwest Texas. Ideal for container growing; plants can be overwintered indoors. 90 days from transplant. Medium hot.
Tiny red fruits resemble cranberries
Plants grow to 12 inches
Medium hot pepper
90 days from transplant
Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼” deep. Peppers germinate best in warm soil, so gentle bottom heat may be helpful until seedlings emerge. Wait to transplant outdoors until soil is warm.