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Black Olive Pepper Seeds

Black Olive Pepper Seeds

SKU: Seeds-BlackOlive-10

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The Black Olive Pepper was awarded the 2012 Flowering Plant Award from the All-America Selections, and there’s no dispute why. This is a multi-use ornamental pepper plant that looks stunning AND grows peppers that can be used for almost anything!

This compact plant barely makes it to 2 ft. tall and grows dark-purple bushy foliage with green stems and bright purple flowers. These peppers get their name from their shape, which looks like a small black olive growing on the plant. As they mature, the peppers turn from their purplish black color to a deep red. A very easy plant that grows annually, they resist heat and humidity, keeping their elegant colors and features intact.

Beware: the little Black Olive peppers have a bit of a bite to them! While edible, these peppers are very spicy and vary in heat like other ornamentals. If you do use it in your cuisine, try it out cooked in your food, chopped up in fresh salad or salsa, or give your homemade sauce the kick that it needs! These peppers can also be pickled, as they have a long shelf-life.

Check out our related Seed collections: Ornamental Pepper Seeds, Medium Hot Pepper Seeds, Rare & Exotic Pepper Seeds, New Pepper Seeds

Need help getting started? View our Fertilizer & Plant Health products to get what you need to grow your new peppers!


  • Heat Level:
  • Plant Size: 2 ft.
  • Pod Size: > 1 in.
  • Days to Harvest: 80 - 89 days
  • Origin: Unknown
  • Species: Annuum
  • SHU: 45,000

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Black Olive Pepper Seeds

Getting Started

So, you've received your seeds and are wondering what's next? At Pepper Joe's, we're committed to equipping you with everything you need to succeed in germinating the pepper seeds you've chosen. Our mission is to introduce you to a diverse array of pepper varieties, setting the stage for an exciting and rewarding gardening experience. Let's dive into the essentials together.

  • What You'll Need

    Soil and Tray Method

    Seed Starting Supplies 
  • Plant your Seeds

    1. Pre-saturate your seed starting soil mix. Ensure the seed starting mix is fully saturated prior to planting your seed.
    2. Make a ¼-inch hole in the center of each seed starting cell. A #2 pencil eraser is a great tool for making these holes.
    3. Place your seed and cover gently with soil.
      You can plant up to 4 seeds per cell to help ensure successful germination.
  • 4. Place your heat mat under  your base tray and your humidity dome on top. For best results, set your temperature controller between 75 - 80 degrees.

    5. Place your plant light above the seed starting tray and turn on. Refer to the plant light manufacturers instructions for the optimal distance. Plant light should remain on for 14 to 16 hours per day.

    6. Enjoy watching them grow! See our full instruction page below for more information.

    Starting Peppers from Seed