Hot Pepper, 'Czech Black'

The most productive field hot pepper we’ve grown in the PNW for 10 years running. Maturing from glossy black to a glowing garnet red color and perfect for ristras and fresh use in place of the slightly spicier Jalapenos. Bears fruit weeks before all our other hot peppers. Juicy, med-thick walled, and perfect for pickling. Great eating quality in both color stages.
65 days green, 80 days dark red. UO

Packet: ~30 seeds

Product Code: PEP-CZ-pkt

Availability:In 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.