Uniquely beautiful, as these peppers grow, they change from a creamy lime color to deep purple and eventually red, with a contrasting lime-green interior. Productive, very early, compact plants. 'Purple Beauty' is sure to deliver no matter your climate! Also grown for its ornamental quality; great in containers.
• Botanical Name: Capsicum annuum
• Days to Maturity: 75 days from transplanting
• Family: Solanaceae
• Native: Americas
• Hardiness: Frost-sensitive perennial grown as an annual
• Plant Dimensions: 18"–24" tall, 18"–20" wide
• Variety Information: 3"–4" long, 3" wide, blocky-shaped pepper that starts out green, changing to purple, and then red if left to fully mature. Pepper walls thicken as they mature to red.
• Attributes: Good for Containers
• When to Sow Outside: For Mild Climates only: 2 to 4 weeks after average last frost, when soil temperature is at least 70°F.
• When to Start Inside: 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.
• Days to Emerge: 10–25 days
• Seed Depth: ¼"
• Seed Spacing: Start indoors
• Row Spacing: 24"–36"
• Thinning: Start indoors, plant seedlings 18"–24" apart outside
• Harvesting: Harvest peppers at any color stage—creamy lime, purple, or red.