Black Pearl Ornamental Pepper Seeds

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With its distinctive, semi-glossy, deep purple to black leaves, and scores of shiny round black fruit, it is easy to see why 'Black Pearl' won the AAS award. As the plant matures, the black peppers turn red, adding new color and interest. Peppers are edible, but extremely hot (over 30,000 Scoville heat units). Exceptionally heat and drought tolerant.
$5.59 10 seeds

Botanical Name: Capsicum annuum

Family: Solanaceae

Native: Americas

Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 9 and warmer, grown as an annual in other climates; very frost sensitive.

Plant Dimensions: 14"–18" tall

Variety Information: Lilac flowers give way to ⅜" shiny, round green fruits that turn to a deep purple/black, and then red as the plant matures.

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Mid- to late summer, continuing until first frost

Attributes: Cut Flower, Good for Containers, Drought Tolerant

When to Sow Outside: Not recommended due to long maturing time.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 8 to 10 weeks before transplanting. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 70°–90°F. Transplant seedlings outside 2 to 4 weeks after your average last frost date, and when daytime temperatures are at least 70°F, and nighttime temperatures are at least 55°F. Mild Climates: May be sown in late summer for fall/winter crop.

Days to Emerge: 10–25 days

Seed Depth: ¼"

Seed Spacing: Start indoors

Thinning: Start indoors, plant 12"–24" apart outside

Harvesting: When harvesting, take care to avoid touching the interior of any broken peppers, as the capsaicin is an extreme irritant, especially to the eyes. Wash hands thoroughly after harvesting or wear gloves to harvest peppers.

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Sturdy plant, lovely dark foliage
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Even before Black Pearl Ornamental Pepper blooms to form its glossy red and black eye-catching peppers, the dark foliage makes a statement in a flower bouquet. The plant grows in a sturdy, upright habit and looks nice in container groupings as well. A beautiful plant with lots to offer.
Wendy Henrichs

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