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  • 100s per plant.
  • Processing hot peppers for seed. Hot!

Matchbox Pepper

Capsicum annuum

Sustainably Grown Seed

Tiny, spicy peppers are beautiful on the bush and dried.

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Just like its namesake, this little pepper can light a big fire-in your mouth. Small fruits in light greens, yellow greens, and reds completely cover the sprawling, low-growing, bushy plants, which have attractive, deep green, semi-glossy leaves. It only takes one match to light a fire, and just one of these little peppers will lend a fruity and flavorful heat to any dish. If you like it hot, two will crackle, three will smoke, and four will blaze!

This compact and decorative plant is a terrific option for container gardens.

Days to Maturity 75 from transplant
Height at Maturity 18 to 14 inches
Width at Maturity 24 to 30 inches
Sow indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost, then transplant 3 weeks after last frost. Requires heat for germination, which can take 10-14 days. Transplant once weather has settled, usually 2 weeks after tomatoes have been transplanted (peppers will tolerate earlier transplanting but won't grow much).

Artwork by Ryan Cronin. Ryan resides in the countryside outside of New York City. He enjoys his neighbor's weekend home delivery of the New York Times and he loves to paint.

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