Peter Pepper Yellow
Capsicum annuum var. annuum
Here is the Peter Pepper Yellow also known as the Penis Pepper, Capsicum annuum var. annuum, Scoville units: 10,000 ~ 23,000 SHU. It was first popularized in the United States by Frank X. Tolbert in the 1950's. This infamous pepper is known for its phallic appearance when fully grown. It is medium heat and as with many medium hot peppers, the amount of heat will vary with growing conditions. These peppers have always been one of the most popular vegetables in the home garden. Some say it originated from Mexico but their is no proof of this so it originates from the USA at this point. Plants can get to 5 feet tall and are a heavy producer with pods ranging from 3 to 6 inches long that are yellow. Open pollinated 75 days.
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