Charleston Pepper Seeds

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Scoville Heat Units (SHU):
30,000 - 50,000

A relative of the Red Cayenne pepper, the Charleston pepper was created by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in an effort to create a pepper variety that was resistant to root-knot nematode – a parasite that attacks the roots of plants. The Charleston pepper is nematode resistant. It was not bred for its heat, but it is much hotter than a traditional Red Cayenne. It’s almost as hot as an Habanero pepper, but with a great Cayenne flavor. The Charleston pepper is a popular option for those seeking a flavorful pepper that is hotter than the Red Cayenne pepper. In fact, the Charleston pepper is nearly double the spiciness of the Red Cayenne pepper and still delivers a delicious Cayenne flavor. The Charleston pepper can be used fresh  in hot sauces and salsas, and it’s a terrific pepper for drying to use as a powder or as pepper flakes in a variety of foods including pasta and pizza. 

Charleston peppers range from 70,000 to 100,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU). They are relatively easy to grow, and the plant itself has a compact profile that works for smaller spaces and container gardening.

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  • 4
    Fully acceptable germination

    Posted by Unknown on 9th Feb 2019

    After about 10 days, the Charleston cayenne pepper seeds have germinated at a fully acceptable germination rate.

  • 5
    Fresh seeds, good germ rate

    Posted by charlotte on 17th May 2018

    quick to sprout! thx guys

  • 5

    Posted by freddy garcia on 27th Apr 2018

    the seeds were fresh, now just waiting for my caliente peppers

  • 5
    5 stars

    Posted by Unknown on 17th Aug 2017

    Arrived today. They look good.