Count Dracula Hot Peppers pk/5

Count Dracula Hot Peppers HP2248-5
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SKU HP2248-5
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110 days. Capsicum annuum. Open Pollinated. Plant produces high yields of 2" long hot peppers. Peppers turn from black to blood red when mature. Plant has purple flowers, black leaves and black stems. A beautiful plant suitable for containers and small gardens. Excellent choice for home gardens. Scoville Units: 25,000.

Lot No: R

Germination: 85%

Test Date: 09/19

Seeds Per Pound: 64,000

Plant Height: 24 to 36” tall

Planting Season: Spring

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun

Planting Method: Indoor Sow

Hot Peppers
Capsicum annuum

Seed DepthSoil Temp. for GerminationDays to GerminationSunlight RequirementsPlanting Time
1/4" 80 F to 85 F 14 to 28 daysFull Sun Spring
USDA Hardiness ZoneSeed SpacingRow SpacingSpace After ThinningDays to Harvest
N/A 1"36 - 48" 24"60 - 210 days

Hot Pepper Seed Planting Information:

Some hot pepper varieties come from tropical humid regions and some varieties come from dry desert regions. The temperature, moisture, and air circulation all play a role in growing plants from seeds. Too little heat, too much moisture, and lack of air circulation will cause poor results. Do not use jiffy peat pots, plugs, or potting soil as the soil becomes too dry or too wet, which can lead to disease and fungus. We have experienced disease and low germination when using these types of products. Use Miracle Gro Seed Starting Material for best germination results. Read the Hot Pepper Growing Tips and Planting Instructions for information on growing hot peppers from seeds. Please take time to watch the Hot Pepper Planting Instructions Movie . Plants can grow 1 to 7 ft tall.


Soil Requirements:

Requires fertile soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply much and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant.

Water Requirements:

Water well with soaker hoses during dry and hot spells.

Fertilizer Requirements:

Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Apply Miracle Gro every two weeks.

Harvest Tips:

Harvest hot peppers when they are fully mature using a garden scissor so you don't damage the plant. Pick peppers as they mature to encourage new buds to form.

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by on June 6, 2017

I have had Count Dracula peppers in my garden for several years and it's one of my favorites. It's a gorgeous plant and the peppers are a nice medium heat. I can cook with them fresh, use them in my canning or dehydrate them.

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by on September 18, 2017

This variety is so dang cool! Got 100% germination this year a grew four BEAUTIFUL plants that just kept growing... this pepper will definitely turn people's attention to it. As for the fruits themselves... very delicious.. not too spicy but not bland flavor you get from some sweet peppers. Used them cooking fresh mostly. Very delicious. I will continue to grow this beautiful plant for years to come.. not just for the fruits but for the plant itself!

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