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Here is the Al-Bab Pepper, Capsicum annuum, Scoville units: 000 to 500 SHU. This pepper originates from the city of Al-Bab in the country of Syria. It is a wrinkly shaped, thick walled pepper variety that is quite tasty and sweet when fully ripened but may contain some low level heat in some peppers. Pods start out green in color then turn to red color when fully ripe. Plants can get to 3 feet tall and tend to be a short type and if pruned they tend to stay very small like 18 inches tall. Pods have an amazing annuum flavor with a very nice smooth crunchy sweetness that is very satisfying but some peppers may have a slight bit of heat but not common at all! These make a great grilling pepper especially for stuffing and hold up well on the grill and great for pickling too! Please note that this pepper is not the same as the "Haskoria Pepper" which is grown very close to the same region as the AL-Bab pepper! Open pollinated 70 to 83 days.

Al-Bab Pepper

SKU: 8273-10
  • Quantity

    10 seeds


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    Peppers require a long warm season to produce fruits, taking from 58 to 100 days to mature. Although grown as an annual throughout most of the country, peppers survive as perennials in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 9b, 10 and 11. Ornamental, sweet and hot peppers all require the same conditions for germination and fruit production.

    1. Start pepper seeds six to eight weeks before you plan to plant them outside. Use planting trays or pots with drainage holes and a separate water tray to allow excess moisture to drain.

    2. Wash planting trays or pots with hot water and soap. Mix nine parts water with one part bleach and rinse the containers with the mixture to remove any bacteria and fungus.

    3. Fill the planting container with seed starting mix. Use a packaged soilless blend or make your own using one-third peat, one-third sand and one-third vermiculite.

    4. Broadcast the pepper seeds across the seed starting medium. Cover them with a light layer of the medium about twice as thick as the seed width.

    5. Mist the planted container with room temperature water until the starting mix feels damp all the way through. Cover the tray or pots with a humidity dome or plastic film.

    6. Place the planters in a warm location. Pepper seeds need temperatures around 70 to 80 degrees F to germinate. Use a seed starting heat mat with thermostat to ensure consistent and accurate temperatures.

    7. Check the peppers daily for moisture levels and seedlings. Mist as needed to keep the soilless mix moist. Germination takes seven to 14 days for most varieties of peppers. Remove the plastic cover when seedlings appear.


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