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85 days. This nearly black pepper is a favorite in our trials. The dynamo plants produce showy lavender flowers followed by a deluge of 2 ¾ inch long fruit that are ¾ inch wide. The peppers emerge a deep green, mature to purple, and eventually ripen to blood red.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Chelsea J.
no peppers

planted the seeds in starter pots in March, transplanted to big pot (bag) in a greenhouse in late May - the plants are growing fine, but no blooms and therefore no fruit made. would love a chance to see, and try, them... but my plants just aren't making anything.
other peppers (from new and old seeds) i did with the same methods are producing, so not sure what they're lacking.

Pretty and tasty pepper

Grew this in a large pot. All the seeds took, no issues with insect destroying it. And lots of peppers!
Wish I could add a picture!

Buttery smooth flavor

Excellent germination rate. Planted 25 plants in a recessed bed with drip irrigation and mulch. I could not keep up with the amount of peppers from them. Every bush was loaded and there is still peppers out on the plants this winter. Great mellow butter flavor when purple, followed by the heat. Planted next to marigolds. The recessed bed (Kansas wind) kept them standing in some 60+ wind gusts. Be careful when plucking peppers, the plant stems can be damaged easily but grow back great when they are damaged.

Wish we could get more than a couple

Wish we could grow these to maturity, but every caterpillar in the garden is attracted to this variety. They do not bother any other jalapeno or pepper, but we keep finding the plant nibbled down and a huge caterpillar the culprit. We had an insane storm with fast winds, and a Caterpillar was holding onto the bare jalapeno. It survived and had 2 peppers growing finally, and then was decimated again and again. The jalapeno next to it has no damage. Excited to try them, but seems that nature is too.

Soil Temp for Germ 70–90°F
Seed Depth ¼"
Days to Emergence 8–25
Soil Temp for Transp 65°F
Plant Spacing 12–18"
Row Spacing 24–30"
Fertilizer Needs High
Minimum Germination 70%
Seeds per Gram ≈ 140
Seed Life 2 years

Capsicum annuum Our wide array of fabulous peppers, both sweet and hot, offers one of the richest sources of nutrients in the plant kingdom. Hot peppers contain capsaicin, which revs up your metabolism and reduces general inflammation in the body.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of transplanting and reflect edible green fruit.

• Peppers are warm-season annuals that grow best in composted, well-drained soils with a pH of 5.5-6.8
• Extra calcium and phosphorus are needed for highest yields
• Plants perform best when grown in raised beds and covered with plastic mulch
• Row cover young plants, remove after blossoms form
• Peppers grow slowly in cool soils; do not transplant before weather has stabilized
• Peppers set fruit best between 65-85°F

Direct Sowing
• Not recommended

• Start seeds in trays 8-12 weeks before anticipated transplant date
• Once seedlings have 2 sets of true leaves, up-pot to a 4 inch pot
• Use 1/2 cup TSC's Complete fertilizer and a shovelful of compost around each plant
• Fertilize with Age Old Bloom when plants begin to flower

Insects & Diseases
• Common insects: Flea beetles, aphids
• Insect control: Pyrethrin or row covers
• Common diseases: See chart below
• Disease prevention: 3-4 year crop rotation

Harvest & Storage
• Peppers are generally fully ripe and have the most flavor and vitamins when they turn red, yellow, purple, or orange
• Store at 45-55°F and 95% relative humidity

HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
BLS* | Bacterial Leaf Spot
Pc | Phythium Root Rot
PVY* | Potato Y potyvirus
RK | Root-Knot
TEV | Tobacco Etch Virus
TMV* | Tobacco Mosaic Virus
ToMV* | Tomato Mosaic Virus
TSWV* | Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus
* Numbers indicate specific disease race.

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