Hello there pepper fans!
So far 4 out of 6 varieties have sprouted. I’m still waiting for the Trinidad Scorpion and Caterpillar peppers to sprout, it has only been about 2 weeks, so I’m not worried.
As of writing I have 4 Aji Noreno, 7 Purple Tiger, 2 Aji Amarillo, and 4 Brazilian Starfish.
A few of the peppers sprouted as early as 10 days ago, and are starting to grow the first set of “true leaves”. The leaves you see initially are known as cotyledons, and then the sets of true leaves start growing.
I’ve got the peppers under lights already, so hopefully they will get a few sets of true leaves over the next couple weeks, and then maybe i can start putting the bigger ones outside.
Here are some pictures.
This is a Purple Tiger only a couple days old, look how purple that stem is!
And a more recent picture, the first leaves are coming in on this Purple Tiger, and they should be very colorful once they mature.
Here are a pair of Brazilian Starfish, the first to sprout, showing their first true leaves
Sometimes the seed casing won’t come off of the leaves when the plant sprouts, usually because the seed wasn’t sewn deep enough into the soil. You can try and pull it off with tweezers, or just leave it be, as I did. You can see the true leaves coming in on the left hand side. This is an Aji Amarillo plant.
That’s all for this post. Be sure to follow me on Twitter and Instagram for some intermittent updates! Hopefully we’ll see some Scorpions and Caterpillars soon!
Thanks for reading, and stay spicy!