This Japanese pepper is zesty, pungent, and very hot! Excellent flavor for authentic Asian cuisine. The plant is beautiful enough for containers or borders!
Popular in Japan for their hot and spicy flavor, 'Santaka' peppers are only 2" long, but pack a punch. Use fresh peppers in a variety of Asian dishes, such as stir-fries and soups. Peppers can also be dried. 40,000-50,000 Scoville heat units (hot).
Variety Info2 ½"–3" long, thin-walled peppers start out green turning to red. 'Santaka' is a hot pepper with a rating of 40,000–50,000 Scoville heat units.
RECOMMENDED. 8 to 10 weeks before transplanting. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 70°–90°F. Transplant seedlings outside 2 to 4 weeks after your average last frost date, and when daytime temperatures are at least 70°F, and nighttime temperatures are at least 55°F. Mild Climates: May be sown in late summer for fall/winter crop.
For Mild Climates only: 2 to 4 weeks after average last frost, when soil temperature is at least 70°F.