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Black Pearl Chilli Capsicum Annuum Seeds
Packet of 25+ home grown seeds of this really beautiful chilli!
This one can really be a hard to find variety of chilli at times, especially down south.
It is available on ebay from time to time but in my extensive experience the vast majority of sellers are selling a different variety that is crossed up with something else.
That means you could get fruit and leaves similar to this, but often you will very often get really large hollow triangular fruit and large patches of green foliage too. The next generation even moreso.
Nothing wrong with the plants, just to call them “Black pearl” when they clearly are not, is a bit dodgy in my opinion…
None of those dramas with my seeds as we grow on a strict rotation and what you see is ALWAYS exactly what you get. “Fair-dinkum” seeds, after all….
Anyway, this fella is well worth having!
It was the winner of the “2005 Fleuroselect Quality Mark” and a “2006 All-America Selection Award”.
It has awesome colouration, is fast growing, has bumper crops, and continues growing year after year here being very much a bi-annual or perennial in my climate.
Deep glossy black, and dark purple leaves, with bright green under sides and growing tips.
Super shiny dark black fruit that ripened to a bright cherry red.
The colour is a definite warning because these little guys really pack a punch and as they ripen up gradually, there is always a mixture of colours on the plants.
Great for a border, does well in pots inside, or just outside in full sun.
Handles dry conditions really well and still produced fruit for all these dry months of neglect we just had.
Lived fine through our flooding rains, and evidently sinks its roots down deep, so it never got washed away, unlike a lot of our other stuff, and 70% of that row!
The fruit is very edible, great in a curry or laksa, although as I said it’s very HOT, with an average of about 30,000-35,00 Scoville Units.
That’s not crazy hot, but it is right up there with Cayenne Chillies or Tabasco Chilli Peppers, so handle with care folks!
Grown by us organically, no nasties, no chems, no problems!!!