Medusa Pepper (capsicum annuum)
This colorful dwarf pepper is very edible unlike most ornamentals and the creme, orange, becoming red twisty 2" fruit grow upward producing a "hair of snakes" look, suggestive of the gorgon Medusa, hence the namesake.
I grew these in 5 gallon grow bags, the plants were about a foot wide and about that height including the upright skyward pointing fruit. the foliage is a darker jade green and the pod colors really stand out against that contrast. Beautiful container plant that most likely would still thrive in much smaller containers than what I used, bet they could be grown in 2 gal. or even 1 gal., although, they probably would not have as many Medusa snakes for hair in smaller containers- good grief there is easily 60-80 peppers/hairs per plant in a 5 gal. Maturity is relatively early and is ongoing, 70 days after transplant till first frost.
Great diced up on salads, in soups, and in stir frys (they have no heat or basically undetectable to zesty at best) Scoville rating is 5-800, and anything below 500 is very much undetectable.
They are a dwarf plant so if you plant them in a garden plot be aware that almost any other plant growing next to them will become larger and likely block the sunlight that they need. Many peppers fare better in containers than other fruits/vegetables such as tomatoes etc. but, most peppers will produce better in a larger pot or garden plot versus a 3 gallon pot, not so with these. They are not going to knock off the Ljubov's, Nardello's, Asti's, as best tasting sweet pepper on the planet, but I quite liked their taste and really enjoyed the bright mixed ongoing colors all season long. After seeding them I dried them and ground it into powder--- The sweet powder surpasses some of the better known names of other domesticated peps by far :o)
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