How to Get Pepper Seeds

Overview

Before purchasing pepper seeds, you must first decide which type of pepper you would like to grow. Bell peppers are considered sweet peppers. Pimiento peppers are sweet and are often ground and sold as paprika. Hot peppers, also known as chilis, are growing in popularity. You can choose from the jalapeno, habanero or serrano. Whichever you choose, remember that peppers are frost intolerant and do best in temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees F.

Step 1

Decide which type of pepper you would like to grow. Base your decision on what taste you prefer and what you will be using your peppers for.

Step 2

Visit your local nursery to see what types of peppers are sold. Bell peppers are most commonly sold in nurseries or even local stores.

Step 3

Purchase more uncommon types of peppers online. Visit eBay or Craigslist to find special deals.

Step 4

Harvest more seeds from the peppers you grow by allowing the pepper to fully ripen while still on the vine.

Step 5

Lay the seeds out on a paper towel and allow them to dry out.

Step 6

Store the seeds in glass container at 32 to 41 degrees F until you are ready to plant.

Things You'll Need

  • Transportation
  • Internet access
  • Paper towel
  • Glass container

References

  • North Carolina State University: Pepper
  • University of Illinois Extension: Peppers
  • University of Minnesota Extension: Saving Vegetables Seeds
Keywords: pepper seeds, pepper plants, bell peppers, seed trays, chilis

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