Purple Pepper Chili Seeds
Price for Package of 10 seeds.
The fruit of the Purple Pepper is a favorite for its dark purple color. The fruit of this pepper turns a beautiful shade of dark purple and stays that way for a long time before finally ripening to red. Purple pepper are somewhat larger than regular tabasco, but with the same thick walls and fiery heat. These peppers are great used in Salsas or pickled with a variety of other colored pepper.
Storage of Pepper Seeds: Store seeds away from children (the seeds themselves can be hot when in contact with skin or consumed!). Keep pepper seeds sealed in their packaging and in a cool, dry, dark place, or in a fridge. Never store them in a freezer as the sudden temperature drop is likely to kill them. Do not leave pepper seeds in direct sunlight as the heat generated may also kill them or decrease their germination rate.
Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum)
Species: annuum (AN-yoo-um)
Seed Type: Open Pollinated
Height: 5-25 cm
Spacing: 18-24 in (45-60 cm), 24-36 in (60-90 cm)
Germination Time: days
Days to Maturity: 55-80 days
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Heat (Pungency): Mod (1,000 to 5,000 Scoville Units)
Bloom Color: White
Fruit Size: Small (under 2"length) to Med (4" to 6" length)
Fruit Color: Purple turning to Red
Soil Requirements: 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic), 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Propagation Methods: From seed, sow indoors before last frost or direct sow outdoors after last frost.
Other Details: Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater. Suitable for growing in containers