January 26, 2020

Family Friendly

Capsicum annuum 'Chilly Chili'

Janine Pineo Photo | Capsicum annuum ‘Chilly Chili’

Capsicum annuum ‘Chilly Chili’ puts on a fiery show visually but produces non-pungent fruit, winning it a “child-friendly” description. It also is such a performer that it won the 2002 All-America Selections award. The pepper grows about a foot tall, forming a mound that is peppered with upright fruit that starts green, turns yellow, then all red. It grows well in containers and mixed plantings, which makes it an exceptional ornamental.

Photographed at Wren Robinson Greenhouses in Freeport, October 2013.