Growing Ghost Peppers is fun and very rewarding and now you can grow your own using the same seeds we use to produce all of the Ghost Pepper products in our store.
In just 160 days you'll have plants up to 4 feet tall that can produce dozens and dozens of delicious ripe Ghost Peppers that you can enjoy in all of your favorite dishes!
You will receive 30 premium imported seeds from Assam India per jar, sealed in a red stand-up pouch. Satisfaction guaranteed!
Where do you live? What is the average temperature where they are growing? Have you checked the soil acidity? Are they in direct sunlight for most of the day?
These are all very important variables when trying to grow one of the hottest peppers in the world.
We have hundreds of plants growing from the very same seeds you can purchase here but the plants need to be kept warm and the soil acidity level above 6.5.
You can purchase a soil test kit at any Home Depot or Loews to check the level. Also, it is important not to water the plants too much and make sure the soil is not only kept warm but can drain well. A good solution to that is blending the soil with some sand to help the drainage.
The plants are native to Assam India so the air temperature needs to be at or above 80 degrees for the plants to thrive.
Also, when sprouting them, it's good to make sure they are kept warm in a dark place. We use 3 methods.
1) An Aerogarden.
2) We take shallow pans, add 2 layers of paper towels to the bottom and make sure they are moist but not drowning in water. Then we add the seeds and add 1 sheet of paper towels on top. It usually takes 14-30 days for them to sprout using this method and you will need to check the tray each day to make sure the paper towels are kept moist. We use a seed warming plate to keep them above 80 degrees but most people just place the tray on top of their fridge where it is warm.
Another method that works, but we no longer use it, is to purchase a seed growing kit from Home Depot. These have a little plastic tray that goes on top that will keep the humidity up on the seeds and allow them to germinate more quickly. It is a sort of mini greenhouse. It's best to just keep these inside your home in a dark room until they sprout so that the temperature is not affected by the evening chill.
3) We now grow some varieties of our peppers hydroponically. This is the easiest and most cost-effective way to germinate peppers yielding the highest germination rates. To germinate peppers this way we use Rockwool cubes. These cubes can then be transplanted to larger Rockwool cubes to continue growing them hydroponically or they can be placed directly in soil. Our germination rates using these cubes are over 99%! Check out the photos on this listing to see how we germinate pepper plants in Rockwool cubes in our new germination rooms at the Sonoran Spice Hydroponic Warehouse.
Once the seeds sprout, you should wait until 2 tiny leaves appear before transplanting them into soil.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. Good luck and happy growing!
Want to learn more about Ghost Peppers? Be sure to check out The Complete Guide to Ghost Peppers on our new blog and let us know what you think in the comments.