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Karenni Chili

Capsicum annuum

Grown by: Providence Farm Collective in Orchard Park, NY

  • $5.00

Karenni Chili is a very spicy and high yielding chili.  Plants are covered with gorgeous 1.5-2 inch long chilis in a variety of colors, ripening to red.  These chilies are excellent fresh or dried and crushed into a very spicy crushed red pepper to use year-round!  

This variety is stewarded by Rosa Meh, a leader of Karenni Hope Farm, a community farm at Providence Farm Collective outside of Buffalo, NY. Rosa grows Karenni chilies and specialty beans for local grocers in Buffalo and is beginning to sell seeds in 2024.

Days to maturity: 60

Seeds per pack: 40

Germination rate: 76% on 02/15/2024

Planting / harvesting notes

Karenni chili should be started indoors 4-6 weeks before planting.  Plant outside after the risk of frost, 1.5-2 ft spacing between plants, 2 ft between rows.  Harvest starts about 60 days after transplanting.  

Seed keeping notes

Peppers are generally self-pollinating, though we isolate different varieties of the same species by at least 50 feet, in hopes that flying insects will not cross pollinate them unexpectedly. There are several important species of peppers, so check your scientific names! Pepper seeds are ripe when the fruits have turned their final fiery color - in this case, fully red. Cut the fruit, scrape out seeds, and lay them out to dry on a labeled screen or paper product in a ventilated place away from direct sunlight for a week or two. Drying the peppers before seed extraction can slightly lower your germination rates, but works fine for home seed saving as long as the peppers do not rot.


This product is part of the Southeast Asian Collection.

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