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Black Pearl Pepper Seeds

Black Pearl Pepper Seeds

SKU: Seeds-BlackPearl-10

9 total reviews

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Give your garden a chic and attractive new plant with the stunning Black Pearl pepper plant. A gorgeous ornamental variety, this pepper plant received the AAS award in 2006 for its unique characteristics of dark foliage and eye-popping fruits.

The Black Pearl grows up to 2 ft. tall and bodes well in containers. These plants produce dark purple/black foliage with beautifully contrasting lilac flowers. Pods will reach 1/2” in length, starting out as shiny, round green pods that change into a deep purple before reaching its mature, vibrant red.

Black Pearl peppers are edible but be prepared for a biting heat! Most ornamental peppers have a neutral (or peppery) flavor, but the Black Pearl has a flavor similar to a Red Bell pepper. Use these peppers for cooking and grinding up into a powder or into pepper flakes to use sparingly on your food. Or you can also leave these peppers alone and enjoy the stunning display of this beautiful ornamental plant.

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  • Heat Level:
  • Plant Size: 2 ft.
  • Pod Size: > 1 in.
  • Days to Harvest: 110 - 120+ days
  • Origin: USA
  • Species: Annuum
  • SHU: 30,000

Growing Instructions

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Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Nicola Kinner

First time grower of anything here and after finding pepper joes and giving them a shot based on variety and availability, I am more than pleased! I had over a 90% successful germination on 5 different seed types, yielding about 40 plants. I am definitely a forever customer.

We love hearing this! Kudos to you as a first time grower. We are here to help along the way so please don't hestitate to reach out for any future needs. Happy growing!

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