- Seed Storage Tips:
Kalugeritsa Hot Pepper has a Scoville rating similar to a jalapeño (2500-8000) and is excellent in sauce recipes for hot sauces. Kalugeritsa is a rare variety of pepper, originally collected by Steve Neumann from the village Kalugeritsa (in the Republic of Macedonia, eastern North Macedonia) and given to Baker's Creek to encourage the continuation of the cultivar. It was not known outside of the region, so Neumann named the pepper variety with the name of the little town in which it is grown.
Not to mention, it is gorgeous on the plate and vine having a slightly pointed bit-size hot pepper is fantastic pickled, fresh, roasted or even made into a hot pepper sauce or relish! This pepper has a full-bodied flavor and a heat level on the hot pepper scale similar to a jalapeño hot pepper.
We have adapted this particular plant to hydroponic growing conditions where it received ideal pH and nutrients. Grown using organic methods. It will grow great in either soil or hydroponic growing conditions. You'll want this hot pepper somewhere on your menu this next growing season!
• Kalugeritsa Hot Pepper | Capsicum annuum (Rare)
• Adapted to hydroponic growing conditions. Will grow just fine in soil, but especially ideal in hydroponic systems like the Tower Garden or Farmstand.
• Sprouts in 7-10 Days
• If growing in soil: Seed Depth: 1/4"
• If growing hydroponic: One seed per rock wool cube
• Plant Spacing: 14"-18"
• Needs 8-12 hours of Sun
• Ideal Growing Temperature: 70º-95º Degrees F
• Provide some support for plant stems as plant matures.
• Frost Hardy: No
• Pkg contains minimum 15 seeds
Q: What does "Hydroponic Seeds" or "Hydroponically Adapted" in the product description mean?
very seed has a lifespan and will vary by cultivar, but with some basic good practices you can significanly prolong the life of your seed and protect your investment with a few best practices:
The goal of whatever "container" you choose is to idealy limit moisture and UV light exposure which can reduce germination rates over time. Use a clean and dry glass jar (we like to use an amber colored wide-mouth Mason Jar) with a lid that closes tightly that is large enough to hold several seed packets. Using a cotton ball and rubbing alcohol, wipe down inside of glass jar and allow to completey dry. This step will help to kill any bacteria or fungi residue that could be present on the surface of your jar (especially if your jar has been sitting in storage for awhile).
If you have a food preservation system like a vacuum sealer system or a canister that can seal with a vacuum like this, these work well also — just keep in mind that if you have to access your seed supply, you will have to cut the package open and reseal to put back into storage.