This page gives information on how to buy hot pepper seeds from David's Garden Seeds. We have a wonderful selection of spicy peppers we know you will enjoy! Happy shopping!

Bhut Jolokia Ghost Pepper Seeds plants are rated 800,000-1,001,300 on the  Scoville Scale. Heat is nothing less than intense and can be used in both fresh and dried forms. Commonly used in competitive chili pepper eating, India's Defense Organization even uses the pepper in non-lethal hand grenades, and pepper spray! Guinness World Records certified the Bhut Jolokia Ghost Pepper as the world's hottest chili pepper in 2007. Ripe peppers measure 1-1 1/2" wide. Ready to harvest in 120 days

Bhut Jolokia (Ghost Pepper) 25 Heirloom Seeds


Big Jim Hot Peppers rate 15,000-30,000 on the Scoville Scale. Great flavor in a mildly hot green pepper. Developed by New Mexico State University, this is the preferred pepper to make green chili. Heavy producing plant with 12" long by two to three inch wide fruits. Sturdy plant will bow under the weight of these huge peppers!  Ready to harvest in 85 days.

Big Jim 50 Organic Seeds


Czechoslovakian Black Hot Pepper has the best combination of flavor, heat and color. A highly ornamental and culinary hot pepper that combines the qualities of earliness, adaptability, flavor, and color. Has green foliage accented by purple veins and white-streaked lavender flowers.

Pendant fruits (1 x 2-1/2") are blunt conical shape and are medium hot when red. Plants are tall (3') with upright branches. Showy: red fruit at the base, purple black fruit at the top contrasts with purple green leaves. Organically grown.  Harvest in about 85 days.

Czechoslovakian Black 25 Organic Seeds


Fish Hot Pepper is an heirloom considered by many to be the best variety to use when cooking fish and shellfish. Plants, 18 to 24", feature decorative green and purple foliage splashed with white. High yields of very hot, pointed fruits, about 1-1/2" long, range from white with green stripes, to orange with brown stripes, to a brilliant red - some deep purple, too.

Ready to harvest in 55 days

Hot Pepper Fish 50 Heirloom Seeds


Golden Ghost Hot Pepper is a bright golden yellow habanero. Beautiful fruits avg. three and 1/4 inches by one inch. They are extremely hot - as hot if not hotter than Habanero - and reasonably early for this type of pepper. More prolific than Habanero in regions with short summers. Big, bushy plants.  Ready to harvest in 63 days green) to 94 days (yellow)

Golden Ghost 25 Hybrid Seeds


Plant Habanero Mix Pepper Seeds, now offered in a blend of different colors! If intense heat is what you are after, look no further than our Habanero Mix of pepper seeds, reportedly creating peppers 1,000 times hotter than Jalapeno. Plant and harvest these peppers in shades of the iconic orange, and now also in yellow, red and green. A Caribbean favorite used in sauces, the tapered lantern-shaped pods with thick, wrinkled flesh must be grown in warm, moist conditions.  Ready to harvest in 80-100 days.

Habanero Mix 50 Heirloom Seeds


Habanero Hot Pepper Seeds produce on average two inch by one and 1/4 inch wrinkled fruits ripen from dark green to salmon orange. This extremely pungent Habanero may be used fresh or dried. Key ingredient in Jamaican "jerk" sauces. Yield potential is good, but can be erratic in the North. Organically grown. Ready to harvest in 80 days.

Habanero 100 Organic Seeds


Habanero Numex Suave Orange has a distinctive fruity flavor and aroma of a habanero with only a hint of pungency. Compared to Habanero, the avg. 2¼" fruits are slightly larger, plumper, more wrinkled, and ripen to a bright yellow-orange (contrasting Habanero's orange). The tall, strong, upright plants have a high yield potential. Relatively early for a habanero. Organically grown.

Ready to harvest in 70 days

Hot Pepper Habanero Numex Suave Orange 50 Organic Seeds


Havasu Hot Pepper is a high-yielding, widely-adapted Santa Fe pepper. The conica-shaped fruits are thick walled, avg. 3 1/2 x 2", and change from a pale yellow to orange to red. Usually harvested pale yellow but also can be used orange or red. Commonly stuffed like poblanos to make a more spiced-up version of chile rellanos. Also excellent fried or pickled.

  • Ready to eat in 60 days yellow and 80 days red ripe
  • Seeds are Non-GMO and hand packed by David's Garden Seeds
  • High-yielding, widely-adapted Santa Fe pepper
  • The conica-shaped fruits are thick walled and change from a pale yellow to orange to red
  • Germination rate about 80%

Pepper Hot Havasu 25 Hybrid Seeds


Hot Wax is a yellow hot pepper with five and 1/2" x one and 1/2" smooth, waxy fruits tapering to a point. Easy to stuff and to peel after roasting; thick-fleshed for frying. Its sunset-ripening peppers change from yellow to orange to red, and make the prettiest pickled peppers. Early and widely adapted. Definitely, but not overly, hot.  Ready to harvest in 58-83 days.

Hungarian Hot Wax 50 Organic Seeds


Lightning Pepper Seed is the new hot banana for pickling or fresh eating. The smooth, avg. 7" fruits are thick walled and are borne on medium-large, high-yielding plants. Best pickled as they are not as richly flavored as most hot peppers. Usually pickled yellow but may also be used red. Lightning is widely adapted and does particularly well in cool weather. Ready to eat in 62 days.

Lightning 50 Hybrid Seeds


Orange Scotch Bonnet has bonnet-shaped fruits that are bright orange when ripe; flavor is smoky and fiery hot. Plants, 30" tall, are excellent in containers in the North.

Orange Scotch Bonnet 25 Open Pollinated Seeds


Paper Lantern Hot Pepper is earlier and more productive than regular habaneros. Magnificent, elongated and wrinkled, lantern-shaped fruits are 3-4" long. Bigger than our regular habaneros, they pack the same mouth-blistering heat. Tall plants. Organically grown. Ready to harvest in about 70 days green, 95 days red ripe.

Paper Lantern 25 Organic Seeds


Padron Hot Peppers are unique peppers that are famous in Spain. Named after the town where they originated. Harvest Padron peppers when they are 1-1 1/2" long. About 1 out of 20 fruits will be hot, and the rest mild. All the fruits become hot if allowed to grow 2-3" long. Padrons are served sautéed in olive oil with a little sea salt, and eaten as tapas (appetizers) in Spain. Many of our customers buy hot pepper seeds, especially Padron. It seems to be their favorite hot pepper seed to buy.  Ready to harvest in 60 days

Padron 50 Heirloom Seeds


Pequin Hot Peppers are numerous, vibrant pendant fruits, small but very hot, that cover bushy plants and grow up to 4" long. Plants can be overwintered indoors. Buy hot pepper seeds for that extra kick in your recipes.  Ready to harvest in 105 days.

Pequin 25 Open Pollinated Seeds


Smokin' Ed's Carolina Reaper® is a super hot pepper developed by Founder, President, Mad-Scientist & Chef Smokin' Ed Currie in his Rock Hill, South Carolina greenhouse. Measuring over 1.5 million on the Scoville Heat Unit Scale, Smokin' Ed's Carolina Reaper® was awarded the Guinness World Record in November of 2013. The flavor of Hybrid seeds. Smokin' Ed's Carolina Reaper® has been described as a roasted sweetness delivering an instant level of heat never before achieved continuing with an increasing tidal wave of scorching fire that grips you from head to toe. Eyes glaze. Brows perspire. Arms flail. Buy hot pepper seeds if you dare!  Ready to harvest in 180 days.  Takes 2 to three weeks to germinate.  Can take up to six or seven weeks for each seed to germinate.  Slow growing plant.  You will need a lot of patience when growing this plant.  May not get many peppers in the first year.  Do not let plant freeze and it will grow and grow for five years or more.

CAUTION! CAUTION! CAUTION! CAUTION! CAUTION! As of 2-9-2015 this is the hottest pepper on earth. Can reach up to 2.2 million Scoville.

You can find "copies" of this seed for a lot cheaper price, but ours are from the breeder.

5-25-2017 Reaper is no longer the hottest.  Dragon's Breath is the hottest now at 2.5 million on the scoville scale.

Smoking Ed's Carolina Reaper 10 Open Pollinated Seeds


Tabasco Hot Pepper is incredibly hot with a delicious smoky flavor, this is THE pepper made famous by the Tabasco Brand Pepper sauce since 1848! Plants grow to 4 feet tall as the Tabasco Peppers mature from creamy yellow to orange to red. Will thrive in a container as well, protected from the frost Tabasco Pepper plants can live for several years. If you love the sauce, try making your own. Buy hot pepper seeds for your garden!  Ready to harvest in 75 days.

Pepper Hot Tabasco 50 Open Pollinated Seeds


Growing Instructions

You will want to plant your peppers in full sun, shading them with taller plants or protective shade cloth so they are not constantly in the hot sun all day long. I know it sounds contradictory, but if you live in a hot climate, they have to be protected from the overbearing afternoon sun. This is important. The plants will not grow peppers if they are too hot. Also, watering is very important, especially in hot, dry climates.

Prepare your pepper bed by tilling and mixing in compost with your soil. Make sure the bed drains well.

Hot peppers do well if you start your plants indoors six to eight weeks before the last frost. If you want to plant seed directly into the ground, wait until at least two weeks after the final frost. Plant rows two feet apart with plants at least 12 inches apart. Make sure that the temperature will not fall below 60 degrees Fahrenheit or your plant will not produce peppers.

Hot peppers will keep growing as long they do not freeze.  They can be planted in containers then put inside if it is going to freeze. 

Growing hot peppers takes about 60 days, depending on the variety you choose. Plant a variety of colors and hotness for your enjoyment.

Once the peppers are ready for harvest, put disposable gloves on and cut, leaving some of the stem on each pepper. Once they are picked, throw the gloves away and thoroughly wash your hands. Do not touch your eyes until your hands are washed or they will burn a whole lot. (It is best to have gloves on at any stage when handling hot peppers.)

Hot pepper, especially really hot peppers, are slow to germinate and slow to grow.  Be patient.

Trust me on this! If you eat a really hot pepper, drinking water will not help put the fire out. Drink milk and eat a slice of bread to quench the burn. Water just makes your mouth burn longer.

An important tip: Most of the heat is in the seeds of the pepper so when you cut the peppers up, remove all of the seeds and the white pith they cling to and a lot of the heat will be gone.

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