Chili pepper 'Black Pearl'

Capsicum annuum longum group

How to grow Chili pepper 'Black Pearl'

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Black Pearl is heat tolerant, and requires minimal water and fertilization during the season.
Fruit continues until frost.

Black Pearl likes a position of full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Black Pearl is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Black Pearl needs a loamy and sandy soil with a ph of 7.0 to 8.5 (neutral soil to weakly alkaline soil).

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

Black Pearl Patent Information

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

Chili pepper Black Pearl Etymology

Black Pearl’s name speaks for itself. The fruit is a deep purple-black ball. Tt looks like an oily marble.

Other Names for Chili pepper 'Black Pearl'

Black Pearl


1 Jack Staub, author of 75 Exciting Vegetables for Your Garden.