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Black Pearl Pepper Capsicum

(11 REVIEWS)
Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
24" 0"
Height
18 - 24"
Spread
0"
  • Details

    Features

    Dark foliage produces bright purple flowers that expire into black pearl-like peppers which mature to a bright red.

    Award Winner
    Heat Tolerant
    Deadheading Not Necessary

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    18 - 24 Inches
    Spacing: 
    8 - 12 Inches
    Foliage Colors: 
    Purple
    Foliage Shade: 
    Black/Purple
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Hardiness Zones: 
    9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    Use in combinations in all containers and landscapes

    Maintenance Notes: 

    The peppers are edible, however, be aware that they are quite hot and use with caution.

  • 11 Reviews

    • First time growing them. I will grow them again I just love there color of the plant and peppers . Have got to eat them yet. Thanks

      Peggy soles
      Ohio
      United States
      6 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Janice Cobb
      6 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Janice Cobb
      6 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Janice Cobb
      6 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • 1. It is beautiful. The flowers are this brilliant purple, then the little black pearls simply glisten in the sunlight. GORGEOUS! 2. When the peppers are ripe, they are an exquisite red color against an almost black purple backdrop. 3. The peppers are hot. As pretty as they look, they contain a serious wallop! 4. They are easy to grow and continually produced last summer up until almost November. I'm searching for this plant right now in Virginia!

      ReBecca
      7 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Amazing to look at, zesty fruit that dries well. Hot but not HOT HOT.

      Russell Studebaker
      New York
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • the color is great. did not eat it lol

      Carol Scott
      Illinois
      United States
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Simply splendid! I purchased this several years ago and grew it in a pot all summer. Then brought the pots in and it wintered over nicely. Did great the next year too! Love the pearl peppers!

      Tina Ramsey
      Tennessee
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Russell Studebaker
      Tennessee
      United States
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Linda
      Illinois
      United States
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
  • 57 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2009 Leader of the Pack - Early Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2009 Leader of the Pack - Late Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2009 Public Choice Top 10 University Laval
    2009 Best Varieties Penn State
    2009 Best Varieties Penn State
    2009 Leader of the Pack - Late Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2009 Gold Medal Champaign County Illinois Master Gardener Idea Garden
    2009 Leader of the Pack for Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2009 Leader of the Pack - Early Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2009 Public Choice Top 10 University Laval
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