Ornamental plant enthusiasts now have more pepper varieties to add to their gardens. The Agricultural Research Service has entered into a license agreement with McCorkle Nurseries, in Dearing, Ga., for propagation and distribution of these eye-catching peppers.
The new plants, "Midnight Creeper" and "Solar Eclipse," are the latest in a line of ornamental pepper varieties released by ARS. They were created by geneticist John Stommel of the ARS Genetic Improvement of Fruits and Vegetables Laboratory and Rob Griesbach, a former researcher with the ARS Floral and Nursery Plants Research Unit, both in Beltsville, Md.
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