Black Pearl Pepper Seeds
Black Pearl Hot Peppers HP1897-10
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Black Pearl Pepper Seeds

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SKU HP1897-10
$5.00 $4.75
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Country Of Origin: USA USA
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90 days. Capsicum annuum. (F1) Black Pearl Pepper. The plant produces good yields of shiny black ornamental hot peppers. Peppers are hot, grow upright, and turn from black to red when mature. The plant has black leaves, black stems, and white flowers. Does well in regions where there are high heat and humidity. A beautiful ornamental pepper plant suitable for indoor pots. Scoville Heat Units: 30,000.

Lot No: 11043

Germination: 90%

Test Date: 05/24

Seeds Per Pound: 64,000

Plant Height: 24 to 36” tall

Planting Season: Spring

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun

Planting Method: Indoor Sow

Scoville Heat Units Scale

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.

Hot Peppers
Growing Calendar
Indoor Germination Temperature: 80 to 85 F
Minimum Outdoor Soil Temperature: Above 75 F
Start Indoors Transplant Start Outdoors Start Indoors Fall Transplant Fall Start Outdoors Fall Multiple Crops
Seed Depth: ¼“

Days to Germination: 14 to 28 days

Plant Spacing: 24”

Row Spacing: 36 to 48”

Sunlight Requirement: Full sun

Days to Harvest after Planting Outdoors: 60 to 210 days

USDA Hardiness Zone: 2 to 11

Note: 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 germination results. Warning: Do not use peat pots, plugs, or potting soil for growing hot peppers from seeds as the soil becomes too dry or too wet, which can lead to disease, fungus, and poor germination results. Do not use covers or lids as lack of air and condensation moisture will cause poor germination results, disease, and fungus.

Use Miracle-Gro© Seed Starting Mix for best germination results.

Customer Reviews

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by on August 11, 2011

Very stout plants. Excellent color and plenty of fruit. Very dark purple to bright red when ripe. 3 levels of heat intensity. I bit into one, the flavor was mild, slight hint of citrus. My mom freaked out stating they aren't for eating. She backed away as the capsacin filled the air. The first 30 - 60 second mild heat. The next 90 seconds a robust flavor and more intense heat. Another 60 seconds quite hot. Not very flavorful but fun to watch the family freak out. Calmed down in 3 minutes. A+ for looks. For taste and flavor give it a C, heat give it a B rating.

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by on July 12, 2011

I can't believe how healthy these plants are. They're thriving in DC's high heat/humidity. It's early July and I've already had to stake them, they are so overloaded with peppers.

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by on July 4, 2011

I grew these in a pot on my patio in San Diego, CA and received many compliments on the plant both for the color and for the amount of peppers that grew on it!

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