All seeds germinated and are nearly ready for transplant. Excellent!
Similar to most seeds I get from Pepper Joes, these had a great germination rate. Planted 3 seeds. All 3 sprouted within a week. Soaked in wet paper towel for 2 days in a warm location before planting . (Sitting in a ziplock bag on top of my LED desk lamp) Did not use heater mat but the room these were kept in is usually around 75-80 degrees.
I ordered 3 packets of habaneros a chocolate habanero, red savina habanero, and a golden habanero. All golden habaneros sprouted and all red savina except like 1 seed. But I got no germination out of the chocolate habaneros which are my favorite by the way making it even more disappointing. I waited like 2 weeks more after all my other peppers sprouted but none grew. I had them over a regulated heat mat and nothing happened but the others did sprout. 😭 I was really hoping for even 2 or 3 sprouts but not even that. I will update my review if I get a replacement to give it another shot. These seeds are not cheap especially for only 10 or 12 seeds. 😤
Out of the 7 different hot pepper seeds I planted this variety is the only one with zero germination. Planted two different rounds of chocolate habanero seeds and nothing to show! Also never received a free packet of seeds but that’s besides the point.
Ordered Habanero and Chocolate Habaneros 2 months ago, also received some free seeds (orange long tail, 7 pot chaguana). Progress 2 month later: habanero 75% success, chocolate habanero - 0%, orange long tail Scorpion - 0%, 7 pot - 10%. I have no problem with free seeds not germinating, but what hurts me is that chocolate habanero that showed no signs of life. Used zip lock method. All the seeds that I was germinating with the ones above sprouted perfectly with 100% germination rate (hot cherry, Bird's eye, Kashmir and 3 other varieties I don't know exactly what are they).