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Melrose Pepper (25 seeds) (PP152) $2.50
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Melrose Pepper

         
 
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This is a superb heirloom frying pepper brought from Italy years ago. The 4-inch fruit turn brilliant red and start producing very early with flavor that is rich, flavorful, and very sweet. Great fried or fresh, a true Italian variety that seems to have been widely grown in the Chicago area. We have had many requests for this pepper.

 
Melrose Pepper
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 10
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

90.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Pepper Patch Melrose
Location:
Hot Springs, AR
Date:
February 26, 2014
          5.0
 
The real deal
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? great price

What are the cons? none

Review:

Be sure to use first grade highly enriched soil for the best results. AWESOME ! The original seeds come from Calabria, Italy - Grown in all the back yards in Melrose Park and originally sold at Naples Fruit Stand.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Pepper Patch Melrose 26 Feb 2014

2 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jag
Location:
Flowery Branch, GA
Date:
December 13, 2013
          5.0
 
Great
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? They were really sweet

What are the cons? Didn't get going until in year

Review:

Loved the taste. Ate them raw and loved the sweet taste but I had wished they were a little bigger. I was happy with them enough to reorder them this year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Jag 13 Dec 2013

4 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
wildwingslady
Location:
Costa Mesa, CA
Date:
September 2, 2013
          5.0
 
Melrose pepper
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? Best tasting pepper

What are the cons? None

Review:

I grew up in Melrose Park. My grandfather grew these peppers every year. It was a wonderful surprise for me to be able to find these seeds to grow in my own garden. It will be a walk down memory lane, like once again being in the garden with my "papa". I remember visiting Naples store many times and I do believe the story to be true about Tom Naples developing this pepper. These peppers make a terrific sandwich with grilled Italian sausage. Memories of the Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Melrose Park. Thank you RARESEEDS for offering this wonderful pepper. You've made me a permanent customer.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By wildwingslady 2 Sep 2013

2 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Shelley belly
Location:
Milwaukee, WI
Date:
August 31, 2013
          4.0
 
Melrose peppers
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Abundance of fruit.

What are the cons? none

Review:

This is the second year I've tried Melrose peppers. There is an abundance for the picking. However, they seem to be a hot pepper, not a sweet pepper. I prefer eating raw sweet peppers so I pick them when they are red and haven't found any that are sweet. The longer they stay red, they hotter they become. What am I doing wrong?

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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By Shelley belly 31 Aug 2013

4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jeanne Marie
Date:
September 16, 2012
          5.0
 
Wonderful Pepper
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros?

What are the cons?

Review:

I live in the Chicago area and had to give this legendary Chicago-bred variety a try. Fabulous! They stood up to the harsh 30-40 mph winds this spring, the intense 100 degree record breaking heat, the drought (I did water though), and never broke, never withered, never died. Now, I will admit, the seeds had about a 50% germination rate in my peat pots. I will also admit that those horrific winds took all the leaves off these plants at least twice in the spring. But these troopers survived. They grew into 14" plants, very bushy, with huge flushes of peppers. I also pulled flowers from them up until June, which seemed to improve yield. Once grown, we made Chicago style pizza and cooked the sausage with tons of sliced red peppers. We made traditional stuffed peppers, Chicago style. We used them on sandwiches, we put them in guacamole, we added them to a soup. They were delicious. I would definitely grow them again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Jeanne Marie 16 Sep 2012

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