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Tricolor Variegata Pepper

Scoville Rating
Tricolor Variegata Pepper : 5,000 - 30,000 SHU

When most people think about hot peppers the beauty of them is not normally the first thing that comes to mind. Most peppers are found in colors of green, yellow, orange, and red. The Tricolor Variegata Pepper’s unique purple and white coloring will surely please even those who are not fans of the hot pepper scene.

Scoville Rating
On the Scoville Scale when compared to many other hot peppers, the Tricolor Variegata Pepper is a relatively mild hot pepper with a Scoville Rating of between 5,000 and 30,000 units.

The Tricolor Variegata Pepper has green foliage with instances of white and purple veins throughout. The normal height is one and a half feet as it begins to exhibit splashes of purple in a variegated green, white, and purple pattern. The peppers for this plant are long, thin, and pointed on the ends. These peppers turn from a deep purple fruit to a bright red color when grown. The stems and flowers for this pepper plant also display this unique purple hue throughout.

Taste and Smell
There is not a lot of flavor involved with the Tricolor Variegata Pepper. It is more commonly used as an ornamental plant in most cases. It may be used in cooking to increase the heat level of the dish but not necessarily adding any particular flavor.

The Tricolor Variegata Pepper is believed to have originated from Mexico.

Tricolor Variegata Pepper is a hot variation of pepper and is mostly used as a garnish. These ornamental hot peppers are also often pickled. The unique color of this plant make the cut branches an excellent filler in bouquets.

These seeds should be sewn 1″ apart, at a depth of 1/4″, and planted in the spring. These peppers reach their maturity at 72 days. This plant prefers warm soil and takes 14 to 28 days for germination. Thin these plants to a spacing of 24″ apart. The rows for this variety should be 36″ to 48″ apart. These Tricolor Variegata Pepper seeds are best started indoors and then transferred to a sunny growing area outside. The soil needs to be well drained, however the plant should be watered thoroughly in hot and dry weather. Mulch or hay around the base of the plant is recommended. Fertilize with a slow releasing fertilizer every 14 days. Harvesting lasts from 60 to 120 days.

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