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Purple Reaper Chili Pepper Seeds

Purple Reaper Chili Pepper Seeds

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Master grower Carlos Jr. was growing a bunch of Carolina Reapers in Brazil when he ended up creating this purple beauty by accident. It’s unknown what crossed with the Red Reaper, but whatever it was, we’re glad it happened! The Purple Reaper Chili is a fantastic variant with a unique color and the same fiery heat.

Purple Reaper pepper plants grow tall, as high as 4 ft., producing plenty of these fiery devils! The plants tend to perform better with a little bit of shade, so don't plant them directly in full sun. Purple Reapers aren't fully stable yet but expect to see a lot of beautiful colors and signature pepper attributes, such as stingers forming at the ends of the pods. These fruits start purple then turn green/purple and eventually dark red/brown color when they reach maturity.

The flavor of the Purple Reaper is more fruity than a Red Reaper but has less floral flavor. Nevertheless, the heat is said to be slightly less than the Carolina Reaper, but not much! Still enough to be considered one of the hottest peppers in the world. Purple Reaper chili peppers are great for hot sauce and chili powder!

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  • Heat Level:
  • Plant Size: 4 ft.
  • Pod Size: 2 in.
  • Days to Harvest: 110 - 120+ days
  • Origin: Brazil
  • Species: Chinense
  • SHU: 1,600,000+

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Based on 14 reviews
Johnny T.
Replacement Seeds came quickly

I received my replacement Seeds quickly.

They should be good because I have 24 flowering pepper plants that are 12"- 24" tall and of which I started from Seeds.

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