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   Heat Level

sweet
mild
medium
hot
very hot
extremely hot
super hot

   Pod Type

Anaheim/New Mex
Ancho/Poblano
Andean Aji
Banana/Long Wax
Bell
Bell Elongated
Blocky
Cayenne
Cheese/Tomato-Shaped
Cherry
Chiltepin/Tepin
Cluster
Cubanelle/Italian Frying
Habanero
Habanero Elongated
Heart-Shaped
Jalapeno
Pasilla
Peperoncini
Pequin/Piquin
Serrano
Short Wax
Squash
Tabasco

   Uses

Canning/Processing
Chipotles
Chutneys
Crafts
Desserts
Drying
Fresh Salsas
Fried/Stir-Fried
Hungarian Cuisine
Indian Cuisine
Italian Cuisine
Japanese Cuisine
Large Stuffing
Mexican Cuisine
Mole
Oriental Cuisine
Ornamental
Paprika
Pickling
Pimento
Powder
Preserves
Prolific
Roasting
Seasoning Pepper
Small Stuffing
Unusually Shaped Fruit

   Color

black
brown
cream
golden
green
orange
pink
purple
red
white
yellow

   Flesh

thin flesh
medium thin flesh
medium thick flesh
thick flesh
very thick flesh

   Length

< 0.5 inches
0.5 to 1 inches
1 to 2 inches
2 to 3 inches
3 to 4 inches
4 to 5 inches
> 5 inches

   Width

0.25 to 0.5 inch
0.5 to 1 inch
1 to 2 inches
2 to 3 inches
> 3 inches

   Orientation

upright pods
pendant pods
upright pods become pendant

   Foliage

green leaves
dark green leaves
light green leaves
purplish green leaves
purple leaves
green & white leaves
purple & white leaves
purple & green leaves
green, purple & white leaves
hairy leaves

   Height

< 6 inches
6 to 12 inches
12 to 18 inches
18 to 24 inches
24 to 30 inches
30 to 36 inches
36 to 42 inches
42 to 48 inches
> 48 inches

   Season

Early Season (60-70 days)
Mid Season (70-80 days)
Late Season (80-90 days)
Very Late Season (90+ days)
Extremely Late Season (120+ days)

   Location

Afghanistan
Africa
African-American
Andes
Asia
Australia
Bahamas
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belgium
Bermuda
Bhutan
Bolivia
Brazil
Bulgaria
Cambodia
Caribbean
Cayman Islands
Central African Republic
Chile
China
Costa Rica
Czechoslovakia
Dominica
E. Europe
Ecuador
Ethiopia
European Moldovan region
France
Germany
Great Britain
Greece
Grenada
Guadelupe
Guam
Guatemala
Guyana
Haiti
Himalayan Mountains
Honduras
Hungary
India
Indonesia
Iraq
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Korea
Kosovo
Laos
Lebanon
Malaysia
Mexico
Mexico: Sonora
Moldova
Nicaragua
Panama
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Republic Of Georgia
Romania
Russia
S. Africa
S. America
Siberia
Spain
St Vincent BWI
St. Barts
St. Lucia
St.Vincent BWI
Syria
Taiwan
Thailand
Tobago
Trinidad
Turkey
Ukraine
Unguja
USA
USA- Arkansas
USA- California
USA- Florida
USA- Georgia
USA- Hawaii
USA- Indiana
USA- Iowa
USA- Louisiana
USA- Mississippi
USA- N.Carolina
USA- Nebraska
USA- New Jersey
USA- New Mexico
USA- Ohio
USA- Pennsylvania
USA- Puerto Rico
USA- S.Carolina
USA- Tennessee
USA- Texas
USA- Virginia
USA- West Virginia
USA, New York
USA. Hawaii
USDA Seed Bank
Venezuela
Vietnam
West Africa
Yucatan
Yugoslavia
Zanzibar

   Species

C.annuum
C.annuum var. glabriusculum
C.baccatum
C.chinense
C.exile
C.frutescens
C.pubescens

   StockStatus

In Stock
Out of Stock
Sold Out For The Season
Not Available This Season
Available Only at the Nursery
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Grow-How

Starting Seeds Successfully

Start peppers 8-10 weeks, and tomatoes 5-7 weeks, before you intend to plant out in the garden.

Use a light weight seedling mix, and a shallow tray or pot. Lightly cover seed 1/4” deep, and moisten.

For best germination, keep day soil temperature between 80-90 degrees for peppers, 75-80 degrees for tomatoes. Use heating mats for bottom heat for peppers, not needed for tomatoes. If growing under lights, keep the lights on for 16 hours a day, off 8 hours a day. Allow the soil temp drop to 70-75 degrees at night (when lights go off). Average time for pepper germination is 7 to 21 days. Tomatoes germinate more quickly, within 10 days.

Many varieties of pepper seeds would benefit from using SaltPetre (Potassium Nitrate). SaltPetre softens the seedcoat and is wonderful for difficult to germinate pepper varieties such as Habaneros, Chiltepines and Rocotos, as well as for older seed. Mix 1 teaspoon per quart of warm water. Soak seed for 24-48 hours, and then sow immediately.

A humidity dome or sheet of plastic keeps soil temp and soil moisture consistent, and quickens the process of germination. Avoid letting the soil become saturated. Take off your cover/plastic for at least ten minutes every day. Allow the soil surface to dry slightly between watering, but do not allow the soil to completely dry out.

Once your seedlings emerge, remove the cover/plastic and reduce temps to 65-70 degrees. Move to bright light.

When your seedlings have two sets of true leaves (3rd set of leaves) you can begin to fertilize. Start half-strength at first, gradually increasing strength as the plants grow. Up-pot into a slightly larger pot.

One week before planting your transplants outside, begin to harden them off so that they can handle the sun. Give your plants a few hours of morning sun to start, increasing the time a little more each day. Don’t rush this part. This should take about a week. Try to plant out in the evening, or on a cloudy day.

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