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Cumari Pepper Seeds - Capsicum Praetermissum - Delicious, Beautiful, and Wild

Cumari Pepper Seeds - Capsicum Praetermissum - Delicious, Beautiful, and Wild

Quantity: 10 Seeds

Species: Capsicum Praetermissum

Scovilles: 30,000-50,000


Capsicum Praetermissum is a wild pepper variety from Brazil and Paraguay. It's a member of the baccatum complex, and the fruits share a similar, yet unique fruity flavour; they have a good amount of heat too. Although the plant doesn't like sudden temperature changes, it's still more cold tolerant than many, so it's growing season can go farther into the autumn. The delicious red fruits are ovular in shape, and the flowers are among the most beautiful of all the capsicums. The tall plants are quite robust, and require little attention. 


All seeds are organic and open pollinated.

  • Growing Instructions

    It's best to start pepper seeds as early in the season as possible; we start them here on the farm in January. It's good to sow them in a sterile growing medium; most available seed starting soils should do the job nicely; we use sunshine mix (peat moss and perlite). The soil should be made moist, but not damp. Sow the seeds 1/4 inch below the soil surface. Store in a warm area until tiny sprouts emerge from the soil. A heat mat aids in this step, but is not necessary. Seeds can take between 2-8 weeks to germinate, but they can sometimes take less time too. Once germinated, and the first true leaf has formed, it's time to pot up to a larger container that contains a good quality potting soil. Transplant to their final location when the nighttime temperatures are consistently 8°C or higher. These peppers grow very well in pots or containers; I recommend 5 gallon pots of larger. Peppers do best when grown in full sun.

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