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Costa Rican Chili Seeds

Costa Rican Chili Seeds

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SKU: CostaRicanChili

7 total reviews

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The Costa Rican pepper is an award-winning European chili that packs a punch, and is one of the most beautiful plants you can grow!

The Costa Rican chili pepper is perfect for growing in containers and in gardens, and you can expect the Costa Rican pepper plant to grow to 2-3 feet tall. With beautiful black foliage, color-shifting chilis, purple flowers, and thick-walled flesh, it's no wonder why this gem is a favorite. The Costa Rican sweet pepper is beautiful, but it is also effortless to grow and maintain. You can use it as a landscape feature in pots or multi-planted garden beds as a border hedge.

The Costa Rican pepper will ripen from purple to red and has that slight kick to burn your tongue before tasting tangy flavors. These chilis are little fireballs that are bursting with flavor and we highly encourage you to give these a try! They will add fire and color to the food you create in the kitchen.

Find more Rare & Exotic Peppers to grow in your garden! We have a wide variety of seeds available in our Pepper Seed Collection.


  • Heat Level:
  • Plant Size: 3 ft.
  • Pod Size: > 1 in.
  • Days to Harvest: 90 - 99 days
  • Origin: Costa Rica
  • Species: Frutescens
  • SHU: 50,000+

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Based on 7 reviews
Great germination

Unlike the other seeds I got, these had great germination. 100% out of 10 seeds planted. True to seed as well

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