(Capsicum annuum) Tall 3' plants produce abundant yields of 4" long fiery fruits similar in shape to jalapenos, but shiny black ripening to red. Highly ornamental and useful in the kitchen. Green foliage is highlighted by dark purple veins and beautiful purple flowers. Good flavor. 70-80 days from transplant. MEDIUM HOT
8 weeks before last frost
Green Thumb Tip
Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Peppers germinate best in warm soil, so gentle bottom heat may be helpful until seedlings emerge. Wait to transplant outdoors until soil is warm.