African Devil Pepper

African Devil Pepper

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African Devil Pepper (90-105 days)

Capsicum frutescens

 

.25 grams of pepper seed package/Seed Package Contains Approx. 30-40 seeds.

This pepper comes to us from a friend who spent his childhood years in South Africa, in Durban to be exact, where he said this pepper grew everywhere in the wild spread by the birds.  For years he has longed for its unique flavor.  Finally, his daugher was able to bring him a few seeds last year and he got them started here.  Thankfully, he has shared them with us and now we are passing them on to you!


The African Devil pepper or Peri Peri (means "pepper pepper" in Swahili) as it is called in Africa grows 1-2" long by ¼" wide.

Peppers are extremely hot, grows upright, and turns from green, to orange, to red when mature.

The Peri Peri is cultivated in Africa for spice production and of course can be found in the wild.  

Besides dried/ground spice, you can make great sauces from African Devil Peppers.

These Hot Sauces are used in stir-fries, cooking shrimp, poultry dishes, soups, stews and to add some zing to fish dishes.

Many South Africans pickle these peppers as well.

VERY RARE here in the United States.


Scoville rating     50,000-175,000

Seed Planting Depth

Seeds per gram

Germination Temperature

Days to Germination

Row Spacing

Plant Spacing

100' Row Yield

Sun

¼" 110-130 75-85° 7-10 24" 12-18" 40 lb. Full

Planting Tips for Heirloom Hot Peppers:

Start these vegetable seeds indoors about 6-8 weeks before your last frost date.  Be sure to keep them in a warm place so that the soil temperature stays above 75°.  Young heirloom pepper plants like it to stay warm and will develope best if kept happy.

Only transplante after the heirloom pepper seedlings have shown several sets of their true leaves and only once you are sure the outside soil temperature is consistently above 65°.  

Heirloom seeds are hardy but always take care with your garden seeds to give them the appropriate amount of moisture - not letting the vegetable seeds dry out prematurely or overwatering and possibly having them rot.

 

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