You may think that the Willy peppers are genetically modified, they're not. This true heirloom is completely natural and unique to the species! Used for its decorative as well as culinary uses, this versatile plant can spice up any living room as well as a curry dish. The pepper itself is known for its incredibly hot taste. Coming from the same family as the Tabasco and Jalapeno Peppers, theWilly Pepper is approx. 10 times hotter than the Jalapeno and 10 times more amusing to look at! Thus, the plants themselves are very rare and traditionally the seeds were handed down from private collections.
This unusual pepper is also called Peter Pepper and Chili Willy!
A true Heirloom!
The temperature range that works best for germinating is 27-32 degrees Centigrade (80-90 degrees Fahrenheit). Make sure you keep the soil in the container damp (not waterlogged, as this can prevent germination). The best way to do this is with a sprayer or fine mist as it causes less disturbance to the seeds and the soil temperature. Your seeds will sprout in about 7-10 days, but they can take longer, so be patient. Some can take up to 3 weeks or longer and shoots may emerge some time after the first shoot(s) have emerged.
If you are growing other peppers nearby self pollinate using a small brush to keep the peppers to their original shape. Germinate indoors 8 – 10 weeks prior to transplant outdoors in Spring a sunny warm location, maturity can take 180 days. Plant this pepper in a large pot 5-10 gallons, bring indoors in the winters months, in ideal conditions (sunny warm location) your pepper plant will produce for many more weeks indoors!
Your package will include 14 heirloom organic seeds.