Pimiento Pepper

This sweet pepper yields many delicious, heart-shaped fruit.

Pimiento Pepper

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  • Light: Full sun
  • Fruit size: 3 by 2.5 inches
  • Matures: 78 days
  • Plant spacing: 18 to 24 inches apart
  • Plant size: 18 to 24 inches tall and wide

This pretty, sweet pepper is used to flavor pimiento cheese; it is also the one that you find stuffed in the center of green olives. The plants produce heavy yields of green, heart-shaped fruit that mature to bright red. The peppers have very thick flesh and a mild, sweet flavor. Excellent for canning, casseroles, garnishes, and of course, in the classic cheese spread. Plants are small, great for containers.

Pimiento, a Spanish word indicating this type of pepper, is also spelled pimento.

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