How long does it take to germinate pepper seeds?
Do some peppers take longer to germinate?
Pepper seed Germination Time
Pepper seeds can vary greatly in how fast they germinate. While most pepper seeds germinate within 7-21 days, most of the super hot peppers and some other peppers like the delicious Piquillo pepper can sometimes take much longer, taking 3-6 weeks to sprout! The trick is to be patient, and keep the warm and moist. If you do this, you're likely to have most of your pepper seeds germinate (especially if using fresh seeds). If this happens, like in the photo above, make sure to thin out the extra seedlings, you only want to have one pepper seedling per cell – crowded seedlings will not do as well!
What is the fastest way to germinate pepper seeds?
The secret to germinating pepper seeds quickly is to keep them warm and moist. You can also grow super fast growing peppers to speed up germination and harvests.
Keeping pepper seeds warm, between 80-90˚ F is best for the fastest and most successful germination.
"Why didn't my pepper seeds germinate?"
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