Hot Pepper, Sugar Rush Peach (Organic)
Capsicum baccatum. Hot. 60 days yellow, 80 days peach.
Don’t let the name fool you – Sugar Rush Peach packs a hot pepper punch! Yellow fruit grow to about 3″ long and ripen to a lovely peachy orange color. Definitely a hot pepper but does have some sweetness with almost tropical fruit undertones. Sugar Rush Peach has quite a following and it’s easy to appreciate why with its unique color and flavor combination not found in other peppers. Ripens early for a C. baccatum pepper and produces well even in cool growing conditions. A delicious modern selection bred by Chris Fowler in Wales, UK.
Sow indoors in flats with good potting soil as early as February, but no later than April. Keep warm and well-watered. Up pot seedlings into 4” pots when they have their first two true leaves. Transplant out into the garden after danger of frost has passed, typically late May in western Oregon.
To save seed, wait until fruit is fully ripe. Remove seeds from fruit and dry. Isolate from other pepper varieties of the same species by at least 500 feet.