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Here is the Red Crystal Spike Pepper, Capsicum annuum, Scoville units: 1000 to 6,000 SHU. This pepper has it's origins from Canada. The peppers get to around 1.5 inches long and smooth skinned that are an upright type large bird pepper. Pods start out green in color then turn to red in color when fully ripe. Plants can get to 3+ feet tall and tend to be really good producers. Pods have an nice annuum like flavor with a very nice smooth crunchiness that is very satisfying but some peppers may be very hot! Here is what the person who sent the seeds told us: "Back in 2009 i found a small pepper in my brothers back seat storage in his car. He said he got it from his boss mucci farms at least 3 years before i found it. When i took seed it gave this potent scent, i couldn't stop coughing. Within a minute of extracting the seeds it started to burn through my gloves. I planted them in my father's greenhouse, which they also planted, chilaca peppers, jalapenos, ancho peppers and super shepherd pepper. Over the course of the years it lost some of its heat and got some different flavors, it definitely changed size. It's very hot still and now it's our favorite chili to cook with and restaurants stopped by our stand and wanted as many bushels as we could produce which is half per plant a day. I had named it red crystal spike, it  seems fitting. I had also given it another name red candle flames but i'm not sure it fits" These make a great pickling peppers and also great for salads and drying too!  Open pollinated 75 to 90 days.

Red Crystal Spike Pepper

SKU: 8263-10
  • 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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