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Hot Ornamental Pepper ‘Black Pearl' Seeds (Certified Organic)

This is a stunning variety from Mexico and worth growing.

Availability: In stock

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Black Pearl Pepper is a gorgeous addition to any garden. This is a stunning variety from Mexico and worth growing. Pods start as shiny black pearls and change to spicy red when ripe. This beautiful plant has dark purple, almost black, semi-glossy leaves. The plants are exceptionally heat and drought tolerant, grow really well in a pot to about 20 inches, and are easy to maintain. While these peppers are typically used for ornamental purposes, they are edible and have a surprising heat level and slight salty taste. Non-Isolated. 

SHU: 30,000

Michigan Seeds and Plants grown on our farm, Renegade Acres, in Howell, MI!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Capsicum annuum
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 10 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 15 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/4 in.
When to Sow Indoors 8-10 weeks before last spring frost
Growing Height 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Plant Spacing 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger N/A
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH Requirements 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic), 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Days to Harvest 80-90
Propagation Methods From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Heat (Scoville Heat Units) 25,000-49,999 SHU
Pepper Color Purple changing to red
Pepper Shape Round
Pepper Size Small (under 2in. in length)
Pepper Usage Ornamental (not recommended for eating)
Seeds Per Pack 20