FREE SHIPPING ON ALL U.S. ORDERS OVER $25 (INDIVIDUAL REFRIGERATED ITEMS EXCLUDED)* | WE ONLY SHIP TO THE CONTINENTAL U.S. AND CANADA

0

Your Cart is Empty

CharlestonPepper

Charleston Pepper Seeds

Size

THE CHARLESTON HOT PEPPER IS THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER PEPPER IN THE UNITED STATES...
After 12 years of developing, plant pathologist Phil Dukes released the Charleston hot chili pepper and received over 50,000 requests for seeds. In a copy of "Science Update" the ARS researchers pleaded "No More Requests Please". The Charleston chili performed well in all field tests for over 5 years.

MORE ABOUT THE CHARLESTON...
The Charleston was selected out of hundreds of strains. The plants were kept in isolation for pure seed. "Home Gardeners will like this variety because it doesn't take up as much space as other Cayenne varieties" says Phil Dukes. "It only grows about 15" high and produces about two pounds of fresh peppers per plant. The rainbow colors start out yellow green, then golden yellow, bright orange than to deep red when it ripens. It is about 20 times hotter than the typical Cayenne (about 70,000 to 80,000 Scoville Units) and can be grown anywhere in the USA".

TWO GREAT PEPPER MEN MEET...
Phil is a good friend to Pepper Joe and gave us a tour of the 300 acres at the U.S. Vegetable Lab in Charleston, South Carolina to see this incredible variety growing in the fields. We even dodged a few alligators with Phil and had a really neat time. It was really interesting to visit the seed bank and observe the whole operation. Phil asked Pepper Joe for some tips on germination. It was a wonderful get-together for two well-knowns in the Hot Pepper Industry. Phil gave us seeds from the original strain and it's the offspring of these seeds that we offer to you.

Species:Capsicum Annuum

Heat Level: 70,000 – 100,000 SHUs 

Type: Medium

Origin: USA

Days to Harvest: 90+ Days

Seeds per Packet: 10+ Pepper Seeds 

Love exotic peppers? Find the perfect exotic and novelty peppers for you.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
40%
(2)
40%
(2)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
20%
(1)
C
Carl
! out of 10 is bad

One seed out of 10 germinated. Weak.

R
RonChatt
Good germination rate, fruit within 120 days. Great taste and heat.

I planted these in August 2019 and an now starting to enjoy the peppers. Out of the four or so types I planted, this was the first to produce ripe fruit. The bushes do not grow anywhere as tall or as wide as the habenero/Bubblegum peppers that I also am growing-but they are really laden with peppers, given their relatively small girth.
The peppers have a great flavor with just enough heat to put a smile on even the most fervent pepper head. About 4 of them in a pot of food gives great flavor. They are also just mild enough to slice and put in sandwiches, although that may be a bit much for most folk.

The peppers are chock full of seeds, so I will start another batch within the next couple months.

The only caveat I have is that these plants were very, VERY sensitive to foliar spray with calcium. I gave all my plants a rinse of calcium nitrate, and both of the charleston plants showed severe leaf burn the next day, while all the other ones seemed to thrive with the extra calclum shot. One of the affected plants died off, while the other one is slowly recovering. I am certain it was the spray that caused this as it turned healthy dark green leaves into crisp yellow ones that started off as tip burns within hours of application. Previously I had given them foliar sprays of organic fertilizer and they showed no ill effects from that-but the calcium was the kiss of death.

G
Glen Umbaugh
Worth the Challenge

This will be the 3rd year for Charlestons in our garden. Year 1 was better than last year for productivity, but they are so delicious that it is worth the effort to figure out the best growing methods. Charleston is My FAVORITE cayenne by far (and, with the added heat, a little goes a long way).

C
Chris Wise
Charleston Pepper

I received as a free sample with the purchase of other pepper seeds from pepper joes. I planted 5 seeds, and 1 made it. Just getting my first peppers now after about 3 months, but these look awesome!

M
Mike
Awesome so far!!

Bought these seeds, put them in my special dirt and waited on them to germinate. Now the plants are about 14" high and starting to bush out and are very pretty plants. I cant wait till they produce and I'm eating peppers!

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews Write a review