placido pepper

beechoApril 27, 2011

This year im trying out placido peppers but so far, i havent had much luck. Out of 20 seeds, i only had one germinate. All my other seeds had a great germination rate but the placido seeds, not so much. I also noticed that the placido seedling is much smaller than all the other seedlings and the few leaves it has are turning purple. Any input?

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sjon(11)

I have sown a few different kind of peppers. Some germinated 100% after 4 days. Some did not at all. So it may be the type of pepper, or the seed quality.

My birdseye pepper seedlings were tiny little and the others were 'normal' size. So this may also be attributed to the type of pepper.

The purple coloration is from anthocyanins produced as a type of sunscreen to protect the seedling from intense (sun)light. If the seedling appears healthy it should be no problem.

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