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Wild Baccatum Seeds - Capsicum Baccatum - Delicious, Beautiful, and Wild

Wild Baccatum Seeds - Capsicum Baccatum - Delicious, Beautiful, and Wild

Quantity: 10 Seeds

Species: Capsicum Baccatum

Scovilles: 15,000-30,000


Wild Baccatum is a wild pepper variety from South America. It's one of the original varieties in the baccatum complex, and the fruits share a similar fruity flavour to the more modern varieties, but with their own unique flare. The pods make a hot and delicious tasting powder. This variety is more cold tolerant than many capsicums, so it's growing season can extend later into the season. The flowers look similar to most baccatums, and the fruits are red and ovular in shape


All seeds are organic and open pollinated.


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  • 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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