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Zimbabwe Bird Pepper Seeds

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Zimbabwe Bird Peppers
SKU: HP470-10
Country Of Origin: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
Availability: In stock
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Non Treated Seeds
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Tabasco Type Pepper
Very Hot Pepper
100+ days. Capsicum frutescens. Open Pollinated. Zimbabwe Bird Pepper. The plant produces good yields of 1" long by ½" wide Tabasco hot peppers. Peppers are very hot, have thin flesh, and turn from light green, to orange, to red when mature. The plant has green stems, green leaves, and white flowers. This is considered to be one of the hottest peppers in Africa. Excellent for making hot sauce, hot pepper flakes, and seasoning spice powder. A variety from Zimbabwe. Scoville Heat Units: 184,098.

HPLC Test Results:


Lot No: R

Germination: 85%

Test Date: 04/24

Seeds Per Pound: 64,000

Plant Height: 48 to 56” 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.

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