Few hot peppers have as distinctive a look as the bishop’s crown pepper. Its shape is unique yet familiar – looking like, you guessed it, a bishop’s crown. Its look – along with its ease to grow, eatable heat, and fruity flavor – make the bishop’s crown a popular chili among foodies. It’s surprisingly versatile in the kitchen, too, and excellent dried as a crushed pepper flake.
90 days to maturity
Scoville heat units (SHU): 5,000 – 30,000 SHU
Median heat: 17,500 SHU
Suggestions: Peppers need a warm soil and night temperature to prosper. They will stunt under 10C. Location should be sheltered from the wind and soil should be kept reasonably moist. Be sure to harden off the seedlings to reduce transplant stress. Harvest fruit early and often. The more you pick the more they will produce. Do not pull off fruit, rather cut from stems.
Pot size: Minimum 12″ per plant or plant in ground 12″ away from next plant.