Chili pepper 'Fish'

Capsicum annuum longum group

How to grow Chili pepper 'Fish'

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Some varieties may need to be supported with a cane as the fruit develops.

Fish likes a position of full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Fish is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Fish needs a loamy and sandy soil with a ph of 7.0 to 8.5 (neutral soil to weakly alkaline soil).

Growing Fish from seed

Start indoors six to eight weeks before last frost date.

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.2 inches (0.5 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 18°C / 64°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Fish about 70 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Fish

Transplant out when all danger of frost has passed.

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Fish is a tender plant.

Harvesting Fish

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by late summer.

Chili pepper Fish Etymology

Heirloom pepper with variegated foliage and striped fruit, from Chesapeake Bay Area.

It is called fish pepper because it was used with sea foods.1