Here is the Ethiopian Brown Berbere Pepper, Capsicum annuum, Scoville units: 10,500 to 45,000+ SHU. This rare and exotic pepper originates from Ethiopia. It is also known as Berbere pepper, Ethiopian Berbere and Ethiopian Brown. This strange pepper is very unique and doesn't resemble any other pepper. The pods get to around 5 to 6 inches long and has a mild coco flavor that is somewhat short lived. Fruits start out green in color with flat or satin finish and turn brown when fully ripe. Plants can get to 3+ feet tall and tend to be a medium sized plant but if pruned and potted they tend to stay small like 2 feet tall and bushy. Pods have an amazing flavor with a very nice uniqueness and medium to low heat with sweetness that is very satisfying. Some peppers may be very hot so be careful! These make a great drying pepper with the walls being very thin an will dry on the plant if left on. It's also good for fresh eating too! Very rare and hard to get variety! Open pollinated mid to late season 79 to 87 days.
Ethiopian Brown Berbere Pepper
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.