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C3PO Pepper Seeds

C3PO Pepper Seeds

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The C3PO is an interesting super hot pepper with a very long parentage. It was named after the Star Wars robot, where its origin began with the variants of the Jigsaw cross that was created in Finland. Originally it was nicknamed Vader Jigsaw because there were mysterious variants that came into play to create this super hot pepper. The Moruga Scorpion’s variants appeared from the Jigsaw, and then a grower named Michael experimented with the chocolate version. Illinois grower, Mike Hess, then grew the Vader Jigsaw seeds, and he created a more caramel variant that resembled a 7 Pot Primo with a sweeter flavor. Hess then decided to keep the Star Wars theme going, so he named the pepper C3PO! He discovered that the heat level was identical to the Moruga Scorpion, which we know is a dangerous super hot pepper

The C3PO pepper plants will grow to around 3-4 ft. tall, but make sure to take care of the plants consistently for the best results. The pepper is a caramel-red colored pod that looks like the 7 Pot pepper. The C3PO pepper is very wrinkly, scrunched up, and looks slightly evil. It has a strong heat and the tiniest amount of fruity sweetness. Keep in mind that this is a young cross, so it won’t be 100% stable when you grow this. It will grow into many variations, but we think that’s the fun part about it!

If you're looking to use this super hot pepper, try drying them into an incredibly hot pepper powder, or infusing these peppers into your next hot sauce. We recommend wearing latex gloves when handling peppers with this type of heat!

Love scorching super hot peppers? Check out the Super Hot Peppers we carry, as well as Rare & Exotic Peppers.


  • Heat Level:
  • Plant Size: 4 ft.
  • Pod Size: 2 in.
  • Days to Harvest: 90 - 99 days
  • Origin: Finland, America
  • Species: Chinense
  • SHU: 1,000,000+

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kyle b.
Wonderful so far

All seeds sprouted quickly! Love it

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