1 package of 10 seeds
Capsicum pubescens Is originally from Peru and dates back to Pre-Incan times, finding traces of its presence in the Guitarrero Caves.
They are identified by their black seeds and hairy leaves (the name component pubescens means hairy). All of the peppers in this species have a distinctive capsaicinoid content, which gives them a flavour and heat that is different from all other peppers. Some of the cultivars are even hotter than the habanero! A significant trait of this species is its ability to withstand and even thrive in temperatures that are lower than the temperatures other pepper plants can handle. Germination: Sow peppers indoors 6-8 weeks before transplanting. Plant seeds at a depth of ¼ inch and make sure the soil remains warm throughout the germination period. Time to Germination: The germination period typically lasts 14-18 days.