Exotic and rare, the Purple Tiger Pepper draws you to its lair with foliage in variegated colors of white, green, and purple. Slowly, slowly you’re mesmerized by the 1"-2" tapered fruit that starts off green, creeping to purple with a lighter, rosy striped pattern that ripens fully to red. And then it pounces with a low growl of heat, twice as hot a jalapeño. Stuff with cream cheese for some purple poppers, or pickle a peck of them to sprinkle on nachos.
Hunting for a heat that roars? Try the Chocolate Habanero Pepper.
- High yields
- Variegated foliage and fruit
- Harvest any color
- Good for containers
SEED PLANTING TIPS
- Botanical name: Capsicum annuum
- Pepper length: 1"-2"
- Scoville heat units (SHU): 5,000-9,000/medium
- Plant support: None
- Depth to plant seeds: 1/8" deep
- Spacing between plants: 12"-18" apart
- Spacing between rows: 18"-24" apart
- Days to germinate (sprout): 7-21 days
- Germination soil temps: 75F-85F
- Soil needs: 6.0-7.0 pH
- Sun needs: Full sun
- Frost hardy: No
- Planting season: Spring, summer
- # of plants per sq. ft.: Appx. 1 plant per sq. ft.
- Days to maturity: 90-100 days
Good companion plants: Basil, Carrot, Cucumber, Eggplant, Okra, Rosemary, Sage, Squash, Tomato
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