Pepper 'Medusa'

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2 €

PACKAGING: Sachet Zip-lock 12-15 SEEDS

1. Original Name: Medusa.

2. History: Its detailed history is unknown. Mainly distributed by Russian seed companies. They distribute a chili pepper known as Medusa F1. Some gardeners grow Medusa as sweet peppers. We have sweet peppers as well. It is possible that Medusa F1 was grown for several generations so it is not a hybrid any more and has lost its heat. According to some websites, Medusa peppers have a heat level ranging from 1 to 1,000 SHU. This means that this pepper can be completely sweet if we take into account the fact that the value of 1 SHU is the complete absence of any heat. We received the Medusa seeds from a good friend of ours, who referred to it as a sweet pepper.

3. Plant Specifications: Mid-season when growing outdoors and medium early when growing in a green house (or at home) where there is more heat. Super short plant, growing 0.5-0.7 foot (15-20 cm) tall. The flowers are small and most of them hide among the leaves.

4. Training Instructions: No staking or pruning is required. The plant needs no special care.

5. Shape and Weight: Elongated and thin silicle-shaped fruits being up to 2 in. (5 cm) long and resembling a hair of snakes suggestive of the gorgon Medusa from Greek mythology this pepper was named after.

6. Color: Multi-colored fruits. The fruits are white at the mature-green stage and they mature to yellow, orange and red. Fruits growing on the same bush can be of different colors.

7. Flavor Profile: Sweet. The walls are thin and crisp. The seeds are very small so they do not bother you when you eat these peppers. The fruits have almost no heat as we were told when we received the seeds.

8. Culinary Use: These decorative and compact plants can be grown in large pots with supplementary fertilization (comprehensive and meant for all purposes). There are numerous useful articles on the Internet that will tell you how to grow vegetables in pots.

But the plants will produce high-quality seeds only when growing outdoors. That is why we never grow our plants in pots and cannot provide any practical advice or recommendations for growing plants in pots. These peppers are perfect for eating fresh as a snack. You can also slice them for salads (cutting them in half or in three parts), sandwiches or pizza or decorate your canned products with them.

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