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.
Heat Level: 70,000 – 100,000 SHUs
Days to Harvest: 90+ Days
Seeds per Packet: 10+ Pepper Seeds
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