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Here is the CAP 1491 Pepper, Capsicum eximium, Scoville units: 100 to 1500 +/- SHU. The CAP 1491 Pepper originates from Bolivia. This small pea sized pepper variety has very small berry type fruits getting to 1/4 inches across and dark red to almost brown skin and dark seeds almost brown when fully ripe. Berries fall to the ground even before fully ripening. Plants can get to 3+ feet tall and tend to be a compact sized plants and very wiry and spindly with thin branches that like to touch the ground. but if pruned they tend to stay small. Pods have a very nice wild berry flavor with a very nice medium heat that is very satisfying but some peppers may be very hot! These go great in salads and rice & beans! We found this to be the most productive C. eximium variety and easiest to grow in northern climates. Heat also varies some don't have any or very low to about 1500 SHU. Usually fruits first year but sometimes it don't so you need to over winter. Plants can live for many years in pots. A must grow for any collector! Open pollinated, wild, Mid to late season, perennial, Easy grow,  75 to 87 days. LOT# 2 R10 TAG# 214-2022

CAP 1491 Pepper

SKU: 8340-7
  • Quantity

    7 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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