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Black Hungarian - Heirloom Pepper


This tasty pepper has glossy black fruit the shape of a Jalapeno and that same smoky flavor with half the heat. Prefer a gentle pepper? Pick them when they're black. For firey chiles, let them ripen to bright red. The best of both worlds on one plant.

Gorgeous plants grow 3' tall with black leaves and purple blooms. Shiny purple peppers ripen bright red against the dark foliage. Even if you didn't eat peppers, this would be worth growing for its looks. Amazing in a mixed border. 75 days.



Thoroughly moisten your seed-starting mix, and then fill your pots/containers to within 1/2" of the top.

Place two or three seeds into each small container or each cell of a seed starter. Cover the seed with about 1/4" of soil.

Water to ensure good seed-to-mix contact. You can use a plant mister or just dribble a stream of water over the top. You don't need to soak the soil, just moisten the top layer.
(You don't want to heavily water and "push" seeds to deep that they can't germinate.)

Keep the mix moist but not soaking wet. Lay some plastic kitchen wrap and a rubber band over pots to keep in heat and moisture.

Place the pots in a warm, sunny spot or on top of a heat mat. (Seeds won't germinate until the soil itself is 75-80 degrees.)

Check pots daily. As soon as you see sprouts, remove the covering and place the pots in a sunny window or under grow lights, keeping the lights just an inch or two above the tops of the plants.

10 seeds

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