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2024 Seed Catalog

Mad Hatter pepper seeds
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Mad Hatter

Hot Pepper Seeds

(Hybrid) 65 to 70 days green; 85 to 90 days red

2017 All-America Selections Winner. Mad Hatter is a member of the South American pepper species, Capsicum baccatum, which typically land very high on the Scoville scale. The Scotch bonnet shape also suggests a fruit with a hot temper. Not so! Mad Hatter fruit has refreshingly sweet citrus-like taste, occasionally with a hint of heat near the seeds. Use Mad Hatter fruits raw in salads, stuff with cheese, or make them into unusually beautiful pickles. Vigorous, branching, high yielding plants grow to 3-4 ft. tall, and benefit from being staked.

10 seeds - $4.99
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Growing Mad Hatter Hot Pepper Seeds

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Sow hot pepper seeds indoors in cell packs or flats, 8 weeks before the last anticipated frost. At 70-90°F., germination is in 8-25 days. When the soil has warmed to at least 60°F., transplant into the garden 18-24 in. apart.

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