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Hot Ornamental Pepper ‘Black Prince’ Seeds (Certified Organic)

If you like chili plants with a stunning look, this is the one for you.

Availability: In stock

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The Black Prince pepper is terrific for adding some color between main landscaping features. The sizes of these pods are tiny and they don’t cluster on the plant to make their presence feel bigger. They complement a design rather than draw the eye like the star of the show.

In terms of eating, they can be used for dishes where the color and spiciness can lend some drama to the plate, but the peppers aren’t meant to add to the overall flavor. Salsas are an excellent option, as well as salads that could use a little extra pop. Excellent for making colored pickled peppers.

The Black Prince originates from Mexico. If you like chili plants with a stunning look, this is the one for you. The leaves vary in color from green to black and the purple flowers are beautiful. First you will get dark purple pods, but you have to let them change to red, before they are ready for harvest. Non-Isolated.

SHU: 5,000 - 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) 5,000-9,999 SHU, 10,000-24,999 SHU, 25,000-49,999 SHU
Pepper Color Purple changing to red
Pepper Shape Tapered
Pepper Size Small (under 2in. in length)
Pepper Usage Drying, Fresh (salsa, salads), Pickling
Seeds Per Pack 10