Capsicum annuum | Cherry Pepper ‘Pimiento’
Cherry Peppers are flowering plants in the nightshade family (Solanaceae) with edible fruits that are commonly made into relishes, or pickled, or ground into a fine powder for use as a spice. Some pepper varieties are not edible and are grown as ornamentals.
Peppers are grown as tender summer annuals in most areas outside their native habitat. Seeds are best propagated indoors or in a greenhouse. It is recommended to transplant outdoors when soil temperatures reach 60 F or warmer. Plants become woody as the growing season progresses. Flowers are typically small with five white petals and pepper fruits come in all sorts of shapes and sizes.
Pimento pepper fruits are heart-shaped red peppers with a sweet flavor and very mild heat, and are more aromatic than their bell pepper cousin. Registering at only 100 and 500 Scoville, they are often stuffed and served as an appetizer.
Sun exposure: Full sun
Mature height: 12-30 inches
Mature width: 24 inches
Hardiness zones: 10-11