Here is the Lombok Pepper, Capsicum annuum, Scoville units: 0 to 800+ SHU. This Pepper originates from the island of Lombok from country of Indonesia and is sometimes called Chile Lombak. However there is another variation that originates from Yogyakarta, Indonesia and is said to be a landrace variety. We believe this variety is from Yogyakarta, Indonesia. It is a carrot shaped pepper that looks similar to a really large cayenne but is not. Pods get to around 7 inches long with fruits having a red colored skin when fully ripe and will dry on the plant very quickly. These pods have unusual characteristics to them that is very distinctive. Them stem that connects to the calyx have a strange "tapering" effect and will sometimes get a bleeding calyx! Plants can get to 3 feet tall and produce dozens or hundreds of pods! Please note that the heat varies from pepper to pepper as some fruits are low heat but others may be very hot. We found these to be great for roasting and fresh eating too! Makes a great house plant as they do well in pots and winter over very well. Open pollinated mid to late season 63 to 94+ days.
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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.