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Willie Pepper Tree - A Pepper Joe Exclusive Seeds

Willie Pepper Tree - A Pepper Joe Exclusive Seeds

  • Plant size: 8 ft.
  • Pod size: 3"
  • Origin: USA
  • Species: Annuum
  • SHU: 30,000-190,000
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10 total reviews



This amazing Pepper Plant can grow to 8' tall. The Willie Pepper Tree is absolutely loaded with 3" Cayenne peppers. My brother Willie has been growing this Pepper Tree out for over 10 years making it a stable variety. It is an annual in most of the country, but in Hot weather states (like Florida, Texas, etc.), it can grow every year as a perennial. However, it can grow successfully everywhere and even be overwintered. Check out my YouTube Video on Over-Wintering Pepper plants. Cayenne peppers are great for making Pepper Powder, Pepper Flakes, etc. However, this Willie pepper is extra good for its given thin skin and prolific growing ability.

Species: Capsicum Annuum

Heat Level: 30,000 – 190,000 SHUs  

Type: SuperHot

Origin: USA

Days to Harvest: 80+ Days

Seeds per Packet: 10+ Pepper Seeds 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
James Rogers
Tree pepper

Sad to say none of the tree pepper seed I ordered came up do you sell the plants I will order plants if you have some I know it is late but if I can get a plant I will have seed for next year

Donovan Hammers

I had a 50% germination rate on these, and it took 8 days before the first seed germinated at 85F. Word of advice, this plant needs time to grow. It wants to grow tall and doesn't want to give peppers until its tall, so start it early inside to give it a head start. This year it grew to be 65 inches tall from soil to canopy top but could have grown larger if a larger pot was used. The one plant yielded a pepper mass of 414 grams over the growing season but it could have been more (hence why i recommend starting early). The cayennes have a nice flavor and are about 3 inches in length. The one thing that really surprised me was the cold resistance of this plant! I live on the border of hardiness zone 8/9 and, while all my other plants have died, this plant still has green leaves with ZERO winter care. Pretty good considering there's been many 20F nights.

Jeff Cedra
Not a single one germinated

Pictures look great. Really wish they would've grown, but not a single one did.

Pepper tree

I didn’t have any luck with these seeds. Not the first one germinated

Hello, hot peppers can be tricky to grow. Here is the process we follow and see 95% success rate across the board. They are very particular to soil temp requiring 80-85*. I hope this helps! Please give our customer service team a call at 888-660-2276 for additional questions.

Michael Laroche
Horrible germination rate

Never had such poor results, my usual trusted method produced only four feeble starts, and one of them died after only a few days.
I emailed Pepper Joe's to see if a different approach for this particular seed was suggested, and all I got back was an impertinent form letter with no useful information whatsoever.

Hello, hot peppers can be tricky to germinate. Here is the process we follow and see 95% success rate across the board. They are very particular to soil temp requiring 80-85* and can take up to 6 weeks to germinate. I hope this helps! Let us know what other questions you may have!