Ornamental Pepper Black Pearl
Black Pearl Hot Pepper Ornamental...
Black Pearl Hot Pepper Ornamental...
Black Pearl is part of the Capsicum genus and is a Chili pepper variety. Its scientific name is Capsicum annuum longum group 'Black Pearl'. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours: Crimson glory. Leaves appear approximately as a Dark green and Rich black colour.
A 2006 All-America Selections winner, ‘Black Pearl’ boasts the most dramaticlly deep purple-black leaves and fruit imaginable. The vigorour, bushy plants grow to 18 inches tall and almost as wide.
Black Pearl’s leaves will start out green but will turn black as soon as they hit full sun.
In midseason it begins to display lilac-hued blossoms. The fruit turns from black to crimson as it ripens.A type of Vegetable, it mainly grows as an Annual plant - which means it typically only grows best for a single growing season. Black Pearl normally grows to a max height of 1.46 feet (45.0 cm metric).
Mexico is believed to be where Black Pearl originates from.
Black Pearl Chili pepper is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.
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How to grow Chili pepper 'Black Pearl'
Black Pearl is heat tolerant, and requires minimal water and fertilization during the season.
Fruit continues until frost.
Growing Black Pearl from seed
Needs plenty of sun and warm temperatures for optimal growth. Start seeds indoors 2-3 weeks before your last frost date.Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.2 inches (0.5 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 18°C / 64°F to ensure good germination.
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Black Pearl about 21 days before your last frost date.
Transplanting Black Pearl
Plants are ready to go outdoors when the soil temperature reaches 60 degrees F.Ensure that temperatures are mild (minimum night temperatures should be around 16°C / 61°F) and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Black Pearl is a tender plant.
Harvesting Black Pearl
Chili pepper 'Black Pearl' information
How long does Black Pearl take to grow?
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Black Pearl is PVP#200500020 issued to United States Government as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
Date filed: 11/16/2004, Certificate Issued 09/29/2006 Years protected: 20
Black Pearl’s name speaks for itself. The fruit is a deep purple-black ball. Tt looks like an oily marble.
30 Apr 2012
05 Oct 2011
Stunning ornamental, with glossy dark leaves and marble sized fruits which start at deep purple/black, then ripen to deep red. Good windowsill variety, because it stays compact. Flowers are gorgeous!
19 May 2011
Great little pepper…more about the ornament than the eating, but that’s fine because it looks SO GOOD. Pure black foliage in full sun topped with violet flowers and black or scarlet peppers.
1 Jack Staub, author of 75 Exciting Vegetables for Your Garden.
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