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Rooster Spur Chile Peppers in garden
Rooster Spur Chile Pepper Seeds
Rooster Spur Chile Pepper Seeds
Rooster Spur Chile Peppers in garden Rooster Spur Chile Pepper Seeds Rooster Spur Chile Pepper Seeds
Rooster Spur Chile Peppers in garden Rooster Spur Chile Pepper Seeds Rooster Spur Chile Pepper Seeds

Rooster Spur Chile Pepper

25 Seeds

$ 2.99

Bright red chile peppers resemble a rooster's spur

  • Our favorite for pickling
  • Profuse yields of 2" chile peppers
  • Initially green, ripening to red
  • Very hot
  • 95 days from transplant

MORE ABOUT ROOSTER SPUR PEPPERS:

(Capsicum annuum) Bountiful bouquets of small, 1-2" peppers blanket the tops of large, highly-branched plants. Firm, hot peppers are excellent for pickling whole or for use in hot sauces. Can also be dried and ground like cayenne. Very hot. 95 days to harvest. 25 seeds per packet.

GROWING INFORMATION:

CULTURE: Peppers perform best in well-drained soil that contains plenty of organic matter and adequate phosphorous and calcium.  Mulching plants with poly, paper, or natural materials will ensure consistent moisture throughout the root zone.

SOWING: For earliest harvest, start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost.  Sow seeds 1/4" deep in well moistened, sterile seed-starting mix.  The ideal temperature for pepper seed germination is 85 degrees.  For best results, place a growers heat mat beneath trays until germination has occurred.  Under ideal conditions, germination should occur in 10-14 days. 

TRANSPLANTING: After danger of frost has passed, set transplants 18-24" apart in rows 24-36" apart.  Ensure that plants receive 1-2" of water per week.  Avoid over-application of nitrogen as this can cause vegetative growth at the expense of fruit set.

INSECT PESTS: Biological controls such as Bacillus thuringiensis can be effective in controlling climbing cutworms.  Aphids, flea beetles, and other hard-shelled insects can be controlled with a simple homemade insecticidal soap solution.

DISEASES AND PROBLEMS: To prevent common pepper diseases like Phytopthora and bacterial spot, avoid watering plants at night or on cool, cloudy days.  Excess nitrogen and/or insufficient phosphorous can cause pepper plants to become bushy and produce few blossoms.

HARVEST AND STORAGE:  Peppers can be harvested at any time, but should be picked before they become soft or overly mature.  Harvesting regularly will encourage further fruit set.  Peppers can be stored in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 days.

SAVING SEEDS:  Select disease-free plants that are true-to-type.  Pepper plants are prone to cross pollination by bees, so precautions should be taken to prevent pollination by insects.  Covering plants with mosquito netting is an effective method to protect against pollen contamination.

Bright red chile peppers resemble a rooster's spur

  • Our favorite for pickling
  • Profuse yields of 2" chile peppers
  • Initially green, ripening to red
  • Very hot
  • 95 days from transplant

MORE ABOUT ROOSTER SPUR PEPPERS:

(Capsicum annuum) Bountiful bouquets of small, 1-2" peppers blanket the tops of large, highly-branched plants. Firm, hot peppers are excellent for pickling whole or for use in hot sauces. Can also be dried and ground like cayenne. Very hot. 95 days to harvest. 25 seeds per packet.

GROWING INFORMATION:

CULTURE: Peppers perform best in well-drained soil that contains plenty of organic matter and adequate phosphorous and calcium.  Mulching plants with poly, paper, or natural materials will ensure consistent moisture throughout the root zone.

SOWING: For earliest harvest, start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost.  Sow seeds 1/4" deep in well moistened, sterile seed-starting mix.  The ideal temperature for pepper seed germination is 85 degrees.  For best results, place a growers heat mat beneath trays until germination has occurred.  Under ideal conditions, germination should occur in 10-14 days. 

TRANSPLANTING: After danger of frost has passed, set transplants 18-24" apart in rows 24-36" apart.  Ensure that plants receive 1-2" of water per week.  Avoid over-application of nitrogen as this can cause vegetative growth at the expense of fruit set.

INSECT PESTS: Biological controls such as Bacillus thuringiensis can be effective in controlling climbing cutworms.  Aphids, flea beetles, and other hard-shelled insects can be controlled with a simple homemade insecticidal soap solution.

DISEASES AND PROBLEMS: To prevent common pepper diseases like Phytopthora and bacterial spot, avoid watering plants at night or on cool, cloudy days.  Excess nitrogen and/or insufficient phosphorous can cause pepper plants to become bushy and produce few blossoms.

HARVEST AND STORAGE:  Peppers can be harvested at any time, but should be picked before they become soft or overly mature.  Harvesting regularly will encourage further fruit set.  Peppers can be stored in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 days.

SAVING SEEDS:  Select disease-free plants that are true-to-type.  Pepper plants are prone to cross pollination by bees, so precautions should be taken to prevent pollination by insects.  Covering plants with mosquito netting is an effective method to protect against pollen contamination.

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J
J.K.
Fantastic Germination

I had 100% germination with these seeds. Seedlings are looking healthy. I use Rooster Spur peppers to make pepper jelly.

J
J.H.

I planted 16 seeds and got 16 sprouts. They are only about an inch tall right now but they are so pretty. The leaves are a very deep green and they kind of remind me of devil's horns. Maybe an indication of the heat to come.

T
T.C.
Love these!

Few people in my area have heard of Rooster Spur peppers, so I enjoyed sharing the bounty from last season's harvest. I'm growing them this year to sell at my local farmers market (plants and peppers). If you're looking for beautiful peppers with a lot of heat, these are the ones to get.


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