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Here is the Maax Ik Pepper, Capsicum annuum var glabuiculum, Scoville units: 10,000 to 100,000 SHU. The Maax Ik Pepper originates from Mexico, Belize and Guatemala mainly off the Yucatán Peninsula. It is also known as maax'ik, Chile Maax, Chile Maxito, Xcat'ik, Yaax ik and is a wild pepper variety known as pequin. This wild landrace variety is the true and original form and comes in a few forms from very small 1/16" to regular pequin size .75". It has a thin wall type an fruits get to .5 inches long and turns green to red when fully ripe and has a blistering heat. Plants can get to 4+ feet tall and grow like a vine if left wild but often times they stay around 2.75 feet but very bushy so need strong supports. Pods are very very HOT so eat with care. These go great in salads, rice & beans and salsa! We found this to be a very productive variety and easy to grow in northern climates. Usually fruits first year but sometimes it don't so you need to over winter. Plants can live for many years in pots and tend to stay around 14+ inches tall and ornate. A must grow for any collector! Open pollinated, mid to late season, red, perennial, easy to medium grow, 76 to 100+ days to overwinter for many years. LOT# 4 SEC1C TAG# 245-2022

Maax Ik Pepper

SKU: 8425-10
  • 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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