Hot Pepper, 'Sugar Rush Peach'

(C. baccatum) We’ve heard a lot about this pepper over the past couple years. An aji type bred in the epicenter of chili biodiversity…Wales (!), sugar rush has garnered a strong following for its beautiful color, spicy but manageable heat, and most notably its very sweet and citrusy flesh. Plants can grow 4-5’ and while slow to color, are extremely productive. Like many of the baccatum species peppers, they require a longer season, but we’ve found Sugar Rush Peach to mature in an average PNW season (whatever that is anymore). They’d benefit from space in the greenhouse in cooler areas. The sweet flesh brings a unique dimension to hot sauces and spicy ferments.
100 days. UO

Packet: 20 seeds

*Not available in 2024.

Product Code: PEP-SP-pkt

Availability:Out of stock

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Growing Info


Indoors, 5-8 weeks before your last frost date.

Transplant out after danger of frost (50+ nighttime temps).

Note: Protect well from the cold!




12-18" spacing in rows 18" apart.


10-14 days @ soil temp 70-85F


Full sun


Moderate. Prefers well-drained, fertile soil with ample phosphorous and calcium and a pH between 6.5-6.8.


Pepper seeds will germinate very slowly and poorly in cold soil.

Use a floating row cover to keep plants warmer during the day and as protection from cold nights.

Harvesting ripe fruit consistently will encourage fruit production.