Black Pearl Ornamental Pepper Seeds

4.875 out of 5 stars
(8 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
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.
$6.29 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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Black Pearl Ornamental Pepper Seeds Reviews

8 reviews

Sturdy plant, lovely dark foliage

5 out of 5 stars Jul 21, 2018
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 from IA

So far it's good!

5 out of 5 stars May 17, 2020
These are growing in my greenhouse. Slowly & steadily. Plants are looking good.
Aimee Miklovic from MT

Black Pearl Ornamental Pepper

5 out of 5 stars Jul 5, 2020
This is a gorgeous plant. Not only are the leaves a deep, rich purple, but the plant bushes out very nicely before it offers pink flowers. Within a few days, the flowers are been transformed into a mass of adorable and shiny black fruits. I started four plants this spring and my neighbors begged me for them.
Arleen Seed from MD

Awesome color pop, easy

5 out of 5 stars Jan 25, 2021
In Arizona does well in shade, needs some sun to darken leaves.
Connie Garrett from AZ

I absolutely love these.

5 out of 5 stars Nov 17, 2021
These peppers had a great germination rate. The plant and the peppers were beautiful. I used the peppers for cooking and they were delicious. I made a short video of them. https://youtube.com/shorts/AWoQlPrV4iE?feature=share
Bruce from PA

Beautiful Hot Peppers the Color of Eggplant

5 out of 5 stars Mar 8, 2022
I looked for these for years and I am so happy I found these. They grew really well in pots and I had a huge harvest.
Dallas from TN


4 out of 5 stars Apr 10, 2022
I had 2 out of every three germinate. They are great ornamental peppers that had a unique look to you flower beds and are also good for cutting.
Wendy from FL

Black Pearl good germination

5 out of 5 stars May 17, 2022
I had about 85% germination. Many more than I thought. I have given away 3 strong plants to friends. Very pretty plants. I did start them in February since we have a short growing season . I have one I will keep in the house this winter and keep seeds for the rest. I will try the peppers in cooking since they can be eaten. I had way too many Habaneros too. I will have lots of hot peppers this year.
Loren from NM

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