These took awhile to get going but man once they started producing, they didn't stop until my first frost! Little advice, make sure your nutrients is perfect. I see a lot of people complaining about germination rates, THESE ARE SUPER HOTS, seeds aren't going to sprout over night like they sometimes do with jalapenos/habs.
Giving just 4 stars because my Yellow Ghost only germinated 2 seeds and unfortunately I lost those two on transplant. Everything else germinated between 60-80% and had so many peppers by the end of the season that I didn't know what to do with them.
Do not buy the world's hottest pepper collection. They don't date their seed packets (You could be buying very dated and old seeds)!! I planted all 11 seed groups in a small greenhouse with a heater mat and LED grow lights directly overhead. NOT ONE has germinated in two weeks. I called and expressed my concern. I was told that it takes 6 to 8 WEEKS to germinate. I have my own Bhut Jolokia and Carolina Reaper seeds from last year and they have both germinated in less than 7 days. I expressed that I did not see the long germination times listed while purchasing. She said it is listed in the learn section and on the bottom of the same page they advertise these. It is not on the page they sell these. She then went on to tell me that I was bashing her and bashing her company which I never did. When I asked for her name, she told me that I didn't need that. Seeds that aren't dated, don't germinate, transparency missing when purchasing, overpriced, and rude and horrible customer service........ If you want to waste your money, then this is the perfect company to do it with.
I had great success with these seeds. Can't wait to get them again!
I'm very disappointed in this product. I had a 0% germination rate for all the seeds. I tried half with the paper towel method and the other with seed trays and not 1 seed out of the 110 + i was sent germinated.
At frist I thought it was something i was doing wrong but i strated several different varieties from three other seed sources/nurseries and had a very high germination rate.
I understand super hots are notoriously hard to get a good or even modest germination rate but not even one seed?
Not sure what to think. I have herd very good things about pepper Joe's but this being my first product from them I'm not sure if i will be a returning customer.