Chilli Hot Japanese-Santaka
Chilli Hot Japanese-Santaka
Chilli Hot Japanese-Santaka
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Introducing Heirloom Hot Japanese-Santaka Pepper Seeds by Inherited Seeds: Spice Up Your Garden with a Taste of History!

Are you ready to embark on a culinary journey that's both fiery and nostalgic? Look no further than our Heirloom Hot Japanese-Santaka Pepper Seeds, brought to you by Inherited Seeds. These seeds carry a rich heritage and a flavor profile that has stood the test of time.

Discover the Legacy:

Inherited Seeds proudly presents the heirloom variety of Hot Japanese-Santaka pepper seeds. These seeds have a story to tell, with a lineage dating back to their release in 1955. For over half a century, gardeners and food enthusiasts alike have cherished these peppers for their exceptional qualities.

A Fiery Culinary Adventure:

If you crave a spicy kick in your dishes, look no further. Our Heirloom Hot Japanese-Santaka peppers bring the heat you desire. These peppers are renowned for their fiery taste, making them a favorite among chili lovers. Whether you're adding them to salsas, stir-fries, or pickling them for a zesty treat, these peppers won't disappoint.

Unmatched Uniformity:

One of the standout features of these seeds is their ability to produce peppers with exceptional uniformity. Each pepper boasts the same vibrant color, size, and heat level, ensuring consistency in your culinary creations. With Inherited Seeds' Heirloom Hot Japanese-Santaka Pepper Seeds, you can count on a stunning and uniform pepper harvest.

A Bounty of Flavor and Yield:

Not only do these peppers pack a punch in the heat department, but they also deliver high yields. Expect a bountiful harvest that will keep your kitchen stocked with these delectable peppers. Whether you're growing them in your backyard garden or on your windowsill, these seeds promise to reward your efforts with an abundance of peppers.

Why Choose Heirloom Hot Japanese-Santaka Pepper Seeds by Inherited Seeds?

Heritage: These seeds have a history that spans generations, ensuring you're planting a piece of culinary history in your garden.

Spicy Sensation: Enjoy the mouthwatering heat that these peppers offer, adding excitement to your meals.

Uniformity: Achieve a consistent look and taste in your dishes with peppers that are the same size and color.

High Yield: Harvest an abundance of peppers to satisfy your culinary desires all season long.

The Santaka pepper, also recognized as the Japones Santaka chile pepper or simply 'Asian Hot,' hails from Japan. This pepper variety, classified as a mirasol type (meaning its fruits naturally point towards the sun), exhibits a distinctive cone shape, measuring approximately two inches in length and up to an inch in width, tapering to a teardrop point. When it's time for harvesting, the fruit boasts a thin, slightly wrinkled skin, transitioning from green to a vibrant red hue. The plant itself produces delicate white flowers, making it not only a culinary delight but also an aesthetically pleasing addition to any garden.

Please note that the terms "Hontonka peppers" and "Santaka pepper" are sometimes used interchangeably, and both may be referred to as "Japones Peppers." These peppers share striking visual similarities, although the exact nature of their relationship remains uncertain. The photographs featured here were captured at the New Mexico Chile Pepper Institute Garden.

In terms of flavor, the Santaka pepper offers an intense and straightforward heat. Unlike some peppers with complex flavor profiles, these peppers deliver a pure, uncomplicated spiciness that can be easily balanced with other bold spices in your culinary endeavors.

When it comes to culinary applications, Santaka peppers are highly sought after in Asian cuisine, finding their way into numerous Chinese (particularly Hunan and Sichuan), Japanese, and Southeast Asian dishes. The dried Santaka pepper, in particular, is a valuable ingredient in sauces, chutneys, salsas, sautéed eggplant dishes, and stir-fries. Its compatibility extends to Thai curries, where it harmonizes beautifully with cilantro, garlic, basil, and lemongrass, as well as rich peanut sauces, allowing you to explore a world of diverse and delectable flavors in your cooking.

Inherited Seeds invites you to become part of a tradition that celebrates spice, flavor, and history. Grow your own Heirloom Hot Japanese-Santaka peppers and experience the culinary magic they bring to your kitchen. Elevate your cooking and bring a touch of nostalgia to your garden with these remarkable seeds.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to cultivate a piece of culinary history. Order your Heirloom Hot Japanese-Santaka Pepper Seeds by Inherited Seeds today and embark on a journey through time and flavor that will leave your taste buds tingling!


Growing Peppers are like tomatoes, require well-drained fertile soil. Plant the seeds in good, well-drained, fertile soil and place them in a location where the get lots of sunlight. Watering a good inch of per week ensure high even yield. Apply fish fertilizer once every, chili plant loves fish fertilizer and they grow crazy tall and yielding super long peppers.

While Planting add a little bit of Bone meal along with compost and mix well to the top layer of the soil. You can also give them a dose of composted tea every 2 weeks for the first 8 weeks of growth. All our pepper varieties are Heirloom and Open Pollinated. Our seeds are collected from the best strain to ensure you have the best of the best product.

In Northern zones start sowing seeds indoors about 2-3 weeks before last frost. Most pepper seeds sprout in about a week when the temperature reaches to about 70-80 degrees F.

Click here to download our free vegetable growing guide

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