Jefferson City, TN, United States
September 3, 2016
My new favorite frying pepper
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0

What are the pros? Sweet Prodigious Compact

What are the cons? Honestly, nothing to dislike


I planted this pepper in February indoors, and had a 90% germination rate. Planted outside in May, here in East TN the springs can be cool. Plants never grew more than roughly two feet tall. What they lacked in size, they made up for in production. I am still pulling peppers off in September, and haven't had a meal without them since we started picking in June. That's off only 8 plants, feeding a family of six! That being said, you might think I would be sick of them. Not so! This is hands down the best flavored pepper I have ever had. It's sweet, earthy, and thin skinned so it doesn't over power a dish. I normally throw these peppers in the pan as the last ingredient in my vegetable and mushroom saute and top a rice dish or add to spaghetti. The Melrose pepper shines like a beacon in the garden with it's deeply rich colored fruits, and acts like a rock star in any dish. I would recommend this pepper to anyone. Even if all you have is a room for a couple of containers to grow in.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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