HUDSON VALLEY SEED CO. BRIDGE TO PARIS PEPPER
Each year Hudson Valley Seed Co. commissions contemporary artists from around the United States to tell the story of a particular seed variety. Artwork by Robin Wessman. In this oil painting, symbols of this pepper's story abound. A levitating pepper casts a sliced shadow on a table that is suggestive of the Arc de Triomphe. Out of an open drawer dangle strings of pearls, ready to be untangled.
Plants are large (up to 36' in height) and loaded with big peppers. The flavor and texture are first-rate: extremely sweet when ripe, with thick bell pepper-like skin. A handful of plants will provide plenty of pepper flesh for fresh eating and freezing.