Authentic Philadelphia is once again recruiting historic house museums, arboretums, local nurseries, garden clubs, neighborhood and community associations, restauranteurs and especially home gardeners to take part in The Philadelphia Pepper Project.

The Philadelphia Pepper Project aims to restore a culinary heritage tradition of growing heirloom hot peppers in public gardens and other locations throughout the city. This tradition dates from the earliest days of Philadelphia’s colonial past.

No cost to join the program, which is an entirely voluntary enterprise. It’s simply about growing and sharing — seeds, plants and stories.

For more information, contact Anita McKelvey at

Photo courtesy of Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

Anita Mc Kelvey © 2011-2016 The Philadelphia Pepper Project


One Response to “Pepper Program Relaunches”

  1. pamkelp Says:

    what kind of soil is best for the peppers?

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