Fresno peppers were developed and released for commercial cultivation by Clarence Brown Hamlin in 1952. Hamlin named the chili "Fresno" in honor of Fresno, California. They are grown throughout California, specifically the San Joaquin Valley.
It is a bright red 2” long and 1“ wide conical shaped pepper that grows upright on very productive plants. Grows well in warm temperatures and get spicier the longer they are left on the plant to mature.
The Fresno pepper is often confused with a jalapeño, but contains thinner walls, and often milder heat. It can be used in most recipes calling for jalapeño or serrano peppers. Capsicum annuum (70 days) Heirloom - Open Pollinated
Heat Level: Medium Scoville: 5,000
~ Packet contains 10 seeds.
In early spring, start seeds indoors 8 weeks prior to warm nightly temperatures. Place the seeds in sterile media and cover 1/4” deep. Provide 85°F bottom heat, bright light and keep moist at all times. Seeds will germinate in 7 - 21 days. Transplant seedlings into pots and grow until there are 6 true leaves on the plant. Plant them directly into rich soil, 30” apart or into large 5 gallon containers. Harvest peppers when they are full size and glossy red.