Hinkel Hatz Hot Pepper - “Dutch Heirloom Seeds” AKA Chicken Heart Hot Peppers
Native Americans Called this very Hot Pepper "Chicken Heart Peppers" and used these very hot peppers as Organic Pesticides. We use them here to protect our Historical Vegetables from all pests in our area. A very hot variety of historical peppers which has been a favorite of the Pennsylvania Dutch since 1880, but first grown by Native Americans by the names of Chicken Hearts. These peppers are so hot we use them organically to keep out pests and Insects from all of our Historical Fruits and Vegetables as Natives American did 400' years ago. The 18-24 inch plants produce pendant-sized fruits resembling chicken hearts. A good choice for pickling, cooking, or drying, and matures to brilliant red color. This Pepper Plant grows well in organic soil with a pH of 6.0. Start peppers indoors, 6 weeks before the last spring frost. Sow the seeds ¼ inch deep in fine potting soil. Pepper seeds need warm soil to germinate but grow well as house plants. The best germination occurs when the soil temperature is between 72 to 80 degrees. Seeds will take 10-15 days to germinate. Once the soil outside has warmed (about 1 to 2 weeks after the last spring frost) transplant to a sunny location.
Over 20 Seeds