Rooster Spur Pepper

Capsicum annuum | SKU: 1467A
2 Reviews
$11.81 to $19.90
  • Organic
  • Tapered fruits grow to 2 inches
  • Plants grow to 2 feet
  • Excellent dried and ground for chili powder
  • Hot pepper
  • 95 days from transplant

$11.81 to $19.90

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Item Details

Rare variety from SSE member Virgil T. Ainsworth of Laurel, Mississippi. Grown in his family for more than 100 years. Two-inch long, tapered, fire engine red peppers borne erect on 2' plants. Traditionally used to make Rooster Pepper Sausage. Also excellent dried and ground for chili powder. Ideal for container growing. 95 days from transplant. Hot.

Learn to Grow Rooster Spur Pepper

Start Indoors: 8 weeks before last frost

Germination: 14 Days

Plant Outdoors: 12-24” Apart

Light: Full Sun

Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼” deep. Peppers germinate best in warm soil, so gentle bottom heat may be helpful until seedlings emerge. Wait to transplant outdoors until soil is warm.

Ratings & Reviews

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Spicy with a classic heat perfect for chilè.

Nice, medium hot.


I've had excellent luck growing these in 3-5 gallon containers in a hot, concrete "backyard" in New York City. Good, hardy plants.