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Lipstick Pepper Seeds

Lipstick Pepper Seeds

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Looking for a juicy sweet pepper to grow in a cooler climate? Lipstick peppers are rumored to be named for their elongated shapes and vibrant red color which looks like the appearance of the famous cosmetic item. Favored for their thick flesh and sweet flavor, these peppers are great to use as a culinary ingredient! The Lipstick pepper is a variety of Pimento pepper, which is a non-spicy cultivar that is known to have one of the lowest Scoville ratings of any pepper.

The Lipstick pepper plant was developed as a cold-tolerant variety for cold regions, and they’re dependable and extremely heavy producers. The peppers will grow to 4 inches long with a crisp, crunchy flesh and smooth, taut, shiny skin. Ripening from green to bright red, they will form cone-shaped or heart-shaped pods with tapered ends. With peppers maturing to just 70 days, they will be ready to harvest early, especially in areas with cooler summers. The Lipstick pepper is an excellent pepper to grow for those who live in shorter warm seasons, and to cook in the kitchen!

The red heirloom is a favorite for gardeners and foodies because of its extra-sweet, fruity flavors and aromatic smells of earthy, vegetal scents when sliced open. They are excellent to eat raw, and for cooked applications like roasting, frying, and baking. Lipstick peppers are great for stuffed peppers, sauces, salsas, relishes, and salads, but we recommend you roast them to compliment aged cheese, potatoes, tomatoes, beans, and a variety of meat like beef, lamb, goat, pork, and shellfish.

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  • Plant Size: 3 ft.
  • Pod Size: 4 in.
  • Days to Harvest: 60 - 69 days
  • Origin: Central/S. America
  • Species: Annuum
  • SHU: 0

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Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Marion A.
Great customer help

A great pepper for northern gardeners, but very hard to find.
The people at Pepper Joe’s went above and beyond helping with the delivery!

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