What are the pros? Easy, high-yield, nice flowers
What are the cons? Pretty pedestrian flavor
I started these seeds in early Spring and transferred to a raised bed in direct sun around mid-Spring. Germinated easily, transplanted well, required virtually no maintenance except watering. The plants grew tall, fast, and hearty, and started flowering (really nice and intensely purple little flowers) in early summer, producing hot (if you think jalape?os are hot) peppers from early summer to mid-fall. Super easy to grow.
The peppers themselves are jet black when fully mature, though some actually went a deep red as well. I also found if you cook them, the black color fades and the skin turns an olive drab or deep red. Flavor and heat were similar to jalape?o (mild heat). Absolutely will grow again, as they're a perfect substitute anywhere you'd use jalape?os.
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