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Rooster Spur Pepper Seeds

Rooster Spur Pepper Seeds

Medium Hot Pepper Seeds

SKU: Seeds-RoosterSpur-10

5 total reviews

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Rooster Spur peppers were known for their elusiveness back in the 1970s when then-President Jimmy Carter tried seeking out these peppers after being gifted with this pepper-infused summer sausage. Today, Rooster Spur peppers are grown worldwide and take on many different names – in Japan, for example, they go by the name Takanotsume peppers, or “hawk claw” peppers.

These pepper plants will rise to 2 ft. in height, bearing many of these 2” long fruits. The Rooster Spur gets its namesake from its shape. Small, slim, and curved just like Thai peppers, they look just like the spurs roosters use to fend off their enemies. Peppers will mature from green to dark red.

While these plants are used ornamentally, Rooster Spur peppers are very much edible. Just like their talons, however, these peppers pack a lot of piercing heat for the size that they are! Their thin walls work great for drying into chili powder – try this out instead of Cayenne or Tabasco peppers!

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  • Heat Level:
  • Plant Size: 2 ft.
  • Pod Size: 2 in.
  • Days to Harvest: 90 - 99 days
  • Origin: USA
  • Species: Annuum
  • SHU: 30,000-50,000

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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Brad R.

Planted several weeks ago about ninety percent of the seeds sprouted and are about two inches tall.

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