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Here is the Willing's Barbados Pepper, Capsicum annuum, Scoville Units: 20,000 SHU. It was also known as the Barberry pepper or Pipperidge pepper in early USA history, mid 1700's. This pepper originates from Barbados and grows wild on the island. It is a classic ingredient in the local cuisine and was commonly grown as a house plant in Philadelphia USA. John Bartram first received this variety in the 1760s by Charles Willing. This variety is a short upright red bird pepper about 1.5 inches long and about half inch wide. Plants get to 4 to 5 feet tall and 5 feet wide with hundreds of peppers on it. Some pods can be very hot so be careful! Open pollinated 75 days from transplanting.

Willing's Barbados Pepper

SKU: 8246-10
  • 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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