Big, beautiful bell, deep purple ripening to red.
Beautiful bell that ripens from deep purple through red. Blocky 4-sided fruits do best with a bit of shade to protect from sunscald. Staking helps keeps plants upright when heavy fruitset threatens to weigh them down! 70-75 days, open-pollinated.
Indigenous people in modern day Mexico domesticated chiles from their wild crop ancestor the Chiltepin thousands of years ago, adapting it into so many unique and delicious varieties. When the European colonizers came, they took chiles back to Europe, referring to them as peppers because of their spicy flavor, which reminded them of peppercorns. Now chiles are beloved and cultivated by cultures all over the world, and despite the devastating legacy of colonization, the descendants of their original seed stewards continue to persist and cultivate them today. Sweet peppers are a relatively modern concoction, but one we are very grateful for!