Chili Pepper Plants

Seed Germination

Anonymous added on May 5, 2011 | Answered

How long does it take chile seeds to germinate? I live in Albuquerque,  NM and already planted ten days ago. Most other veggies are up, just waiting for the chile.

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Answered on May 6, 2011

Chili plants, like their genetic cousins the tomato, are a warm season crop. This means that as well as a moist environment, chili seeds need sufficient warmth to break their dormancy. Even under optimum conditions, the germination process can be slow and irregular as the degree of dormancy varies considerably between species—some taking up to 6 weeks.

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