Growing Purple Tiger Hot Pepper Vegetable Seeds
- Latin Name: Capsicum annuum
- Other names: Trifetti hot pepper
- Hardiness Zone: Annual 3-11 (Perennial 9-11)
- Days to Maturity: 90
- Days to Germination: 14-28
- Seeding Depth: 1/4"
- Plant Width: 24-36”
- Plant Height: 24-36”
- Row Spacing: 36-48”
- Growth Habit: Sturdy upright
- Soil Preference: Rich, well-drained
- Temperature Preference: 70-90°F
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Pests and Diseases: Susceptible to fungus, leaf spotting, and root rot in poorly drained soil. Also watch for aphids, white flies, and cut worms.
- Purple Tiger Hot Pepper Color: Green, turning first to dark purple and then red at final maturity.
- Purple Tiger Hot Pepper Scoville: 5,000 SHU
How to Grow Purple Tiger Hot Peppers from Seed
It’s recommended to start the seeds indoors in early spring, sowing them 1/4” deep and keeping them moist until germination.
Seeds typically germinate within 14 to 28 days. Once the seeds have sprouted, they can be moved into either larger pots or directly into the rich soil of a vegetable garden (with at least 24” of spacing between the individual plants). As with all pepper varieties, make sure to wait until temperatures have warmed before moving them outdoors.
Purple Tiger Hot Peppers in the Vegetable Garden
Purple Tiger Hot Peppers are an excellent choice for any garden, particularly if you want a pepper plant with excellent ornamental qualities.
With eye-catching variegated foliage, plants grown from these seeds can serve as beautiful decoration while also producing good yields of small hot peppers. Additionally, while they are a delightful addition to a vegetable garden, they can also do quite well in pots and even hanging baskets.
Rated at approximately 5,000 on the Scoville scale, these peppers can add both a burst of heat and a touch of vibrant color to your cooking.
Harvesting Purple Tiger Hot Peppers
At a maximum size of about 1”, these peppers will be quite small even at full maturity. They will first be a vibrant green color before transitioning into a very dark and glossy purple. They can be harvested at this stage, or you can wait until they reach full maturity (at which point they will change color again, to a deep red).
As with most types of peppers, it’s often best to snip the fruit from the plant with shears (leaving a small amount of stem behind on the plant) while also trying to minimize skin contact with the peppers themselves due to the high levels of capsaicin contained in the flesh of the fruit.
About Purple Tiger Hot Pepper Seeds
Capsicum annuum. (90 days)
Purple Tiger hot peppers are hot and have a unique color. Excellent flavor, very hot.
After 90 days, peppers should be red and mature. They are hot, and are excellent when added to dishes for extra spice. They can also be dried and ground into chili powder.
Purple Tiger Hot Pepper Seeds Per Package:
- 500 mg - Packet Seeds - Approximately 90 Seeds
- .25 oz - Packet Seeds - Approximately 1,250 Seeds
- 1 oz - Wholesale Seeds - Approximately 5,000 Seeds
- 4 oz - Wholesale Seeds - Approximately 20,000 Seeds
- 1 lb - Bulk Seeds - Approximately 80,000 Seeds
- 5 lb - Bulk Seeds - Approximately 400,000 Seeds
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