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Takanotsume Hot Japanese Pepper Seeds

Takanotsume Hot Japanese Pepper Seeds

Medium Hot Pepper Seeds

SKU: Seeds-Takanotsume-10

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Known as the “hawk claw” because of its talon-shaped pepper clusters, the Takanotsume peppers are a very popular ornamental variety coming from Japan. Its heat level reaches up to 30,000 SHUs, making this a great option for spicing up anything you desire.

Takanotsume pepper plants are also incredibly easy to plant to grow, making them perfect for first-time growers to try out. Plants can grow as high as 3 ft. tall and produce good yields of upright pepper clusters. The plant itself also produces beautiful white flowers that stand out amongst the green stems and foliage. Takanotsume peppers reach 3” in length and change from green to bright red when mature.

The stingy burning heat from these peppers is what makes them popular to use in a lot of Japanese cuisines. The Takanotsume peppers are also good for drying and making wonderful pepper flakes and spicy powder. Harvest these peppers and save them for later, as they pickle very nicely.

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  • Heat Level:
  • Plant Size: 3 ft.
  • Pod Size: 3 in.
  • Days to Harvest: 80 - 89 days
  • Origin: Japan
  • Species: Annuum
  • SHU: 10,000-30,000

Growing Instructions

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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Richard S.
Sproutin' nicely...

All seeds I've started are popping up... can't wait to see how they taste later in the year...

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