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|On Mar 27, 2014, Dangermoos MacLain, MS wrote:
I am a professional horticulturalist so my experiences may differ from yours. That said, my comments relating to PepperJoes seed are more from a "peppers in general" point of view as I feel that PepperJoes seed quality, while they are priced competitively- seem very expensive...but they are first rate seed stock.
On Mar 27, 2014, Pepper Joe's Inc. responded with:
"On Mar 27, 2014 10:00 AM, Pepper Joe's Inc. responded with:
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|On Mar 25, 2014, gjevans_00 Ellsworth, PA wrote:
First time ordering from PepperJoe's this year and I'm very pleased so far. He has a great selection of seeds to choose from, a lot of helpful information on growing, and many web video to watch. I got my order within a week and everything was packaged nicely. I ended up getting 95% germination, which was way better than the past years buying seeds from the local big box stores. I asked PepperJoe a question about fertilizing and got an e-mail response the next day. I'm looking forward to showing off my garden of black and purple jalapeņos this summer. Thanks again PepperJoe!
|On Mar 23, 2014, Redins Bowmanville,
I ordered Ghost, Carolina reaper and chocolate habanero peppers. The seeds arrived very fast and packaged well. I would of been happy with a 50% germination rate. However I had 100% with the ghost and Carolina peppers and 90% with the chocolate hab's within 14 days. They plants are all strong and doing well. I have messages them an few times with questions and usually within 2hrs I have a response. Dealing with Pepper Joe's was great. I highly recommend using them and I will not go anywhere else. I look forward to more purchases, if I survive the Carolina reapers!,,
|On Mar 21, 2014, bluemerle North Las Vegas, NV (Zone 9a) wrote:
Posted on March 4, 2014, updated March 21, 2014
On March 21st, 2014, bluemerle added the following:
All 6 of the varieties I purchased came up in SEVEN DAYS
after sowing!!! Oops, I take that back. I should say 90%
germination in 7 days!!! All but the "Santa Fe Grande" Peppers. Not a one of them came up. Oh well, they were FREE.
I think I wrote to you and Penny on Facebook, probably in private message, about some of the seeds actually sprouting in the pretty warm water that I soaked them in over night, as suggested. I kept a heating pad under them all night. Not a good idea!!
I was so sure that I had ruined them!. The hotter the Pepper, (Carolina Reaper, Fatalii, etc.), the more they sprouted. The Bells didn't do it so much.
Imagine my elation, when on St Patrick's Day, I woke up and found that nearly half of All my Pepper Joe's seeds had come up after only ONE WEEK!!
I thought it would take 4+ WEEKS to germinate!!
I better sow Penny's Tomatoes today to catch up!!
Thanks Joe for such a GREAT product!!! Now that they've all come up, I turn off the heating pad, Right??
Sincerely, Diane Huff
On Mar 21, 2014, Pepper Joe's Inc. responded with:
"On Mar 21, 2014 4:11 PM, Pepper Joe's Inc. responded with:
Hi Diane and thanks again for the update. Your follow up is great.
|On Mar 9, 2014, mamaseeta St guillaume, quebec,
Ordered seeds from Pepper Joe and the package was postmarked 4 days after I placed the order. I received them within a week, no hold up at the cdn post office. Very solid packaging inside and out. Healthy looking seeds are planted and am anxious to see results. Later.......
On Mar 9, 2014, Pepper Joe's Inc. responded with:
"On Mar 10, 2014 4:16 PM, Pepper Joe's Inc. responded with:
Hi Mamaseeta, BlueMerle and Jeffer86.
|On Mar 7, 2014, chilihead23 alberta,
Posted on July 5, 2013, updated March 7, 2014
On June 26th, 2013, chilihead23 added the following:
Recieved an email stating it is being held in customs which could be up to 29 days from the sounds of it. While its not necessarily Joes fault I'm not impressed at this point.
As said I have the up most confidence in him so I am not blaming him. Just want my seeds! :(
Will continue to update when I know more.
On June 26th, 2013, chilihead23 changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:
Thanks Joe received your email. I want to thank you for your concern and help thus far it shows you care for your customers.
I am updating to positive just for this reason
On July 5th, 2013, chilihead23 added the following:
Received my seeds july second. Fairly good packing and everything I ordered was there. Seeds all look good. Maybe one out of the 300 or so looks a little brown. Looking forward to ordering again. And apparently I'm getting some more free seeds for the mix up? Well that nice!
On March 7th, 2014, chilihead23 changed the rating from positive to neutral and added the following:
Ok so its now march and I have started germinating seeds for over 6 weeks now, here's my results, out of the salsa kit, box of dynamite, volcano in a box, and fire in a box. I started 2 of each seeds aside from a few habs i already have yearlings of.. and have now waited, but so far I have a twin pumpkin Hab, one runt reaper, green onions,1 red moruga, 1 naga morich, one seven pod, 2 burbank tomatoes, and one roma. Not impressed.. that's less then 10% germinated so far. Its now march, I'll try some more but I'm guessing I'm too far behind. I thought starting in january was too early.
On Mar 7, 2014, Pepper Joe's Inc. responded with:
"On Jun 26, 2013 11:39 AM, Pepper Joe's Inc. responded with:
Hi Chilehead23 and Thanks for being a customer.
On Mar 10, 2014 4:06 PM, Pepper Joe's Inc. added:
Hi Chilehead23 and THANKS AGAIN for being a customer.
|On Feb 25, 2014, Jeffer865 Coquitlam, BC wrote:
First time ordering through pepper joes. Some seeds from my order didn't germinate. I contacted PJ and he sent the replacement order the next day.
|On Feb 13, 2014, grampadidi Lexington, KY wrote:
On my third year with Pepper Joes and Pennys Tomatoes. I'm a hot pepper nut, and Joe knows hot. I love trying out the free seeds they send. I always have good success with my seeds, and plants bear great peppers. Timely in answering questions, and helpful in solving issues. Highly recommended. It's fun being the only guy that has all the latest in peppers. The Santa Fe Grande was a freebie last year, and is now one of my favorites.
On Feb 13, 2014, Pepper Joe's Inc. responded with:
"On Feb 13, 2014 12:32 PM, Pepper Joe's Inc. responded with:
Hey to Grampadidi, Hayesyork and Ricky.
|On Feb 8, 2014, hayesyork York, SC wrote:
Pepper Joe always answers my emails promptly. Their shipping is quick and their seeds are top quality. My husband is actually the pepper fanatic. He loves eating them and now he loves growing them. He also just ordered seeds from Penny's Tomatoes for the first time a couple of weeks ago. The variety of peppers and tomatoes available is wonderful. We really appreciate the great customer service from Pepper Joe's and Penny's Tomatoes!
|On Feb 6, 2014, Marijuana_Seeds Hamilton,
Posted on February 6, 2014, updated February 6, 2014
On February 6th, 2014, Marijuana_Seeds changed the rating from negative to positive and added the following:
Got it today in the mail. Yaaaa baby ! Thank you for the free seeds that you sent me. You guys are the best.
Marijuana seeds click here: http://www.rickyseeds.com
Regards, Ricky Tavares http://www.rickyseeds.com
|On Jan 29, 2014, mefisher74 Valparaiso, IN wrote:
I ordered seeds, and received them very quickly. I started the Jolokia early because of how long it normally takes to germinate, and they started sprouting about a week after sowing. I planted 11 and already have 7 shoots.
On Jan 29, 2014, Pepper Joe's Inc. responded with:
"On Jan 30, 2014 8:10 AM, Pepper Joe's Inc. responded with:
THANKS Melfisher74 and RobertDurrant.
|On Jan 25, 2014, robertdurrant Victoria, TX wrote:
Hi my name is Rob I am 28 and I live in south TX. This is my 1st time growing anything. I was very inspired by Pepper Joe. The YouTube videos I found on growing peppers did not help me much and, I was very impressed when I came across 1 of Pepper Joes videos with his in depth discussions on everything I needed to know about growing super hot peppers. So I subscribed to Pepper Joe on YouTube and, I began watching some of his videos that I thought had my name on them. After I watched just 1-2 videos I knew that I wanted to try and start growing some Carolina Reaper peppers and some others too and from seeds and in containers inside early before spring... I feel like I know as much as a pro grower now and, I already have some beautiful Reaper seedlings that popped up but, they don't have true leaves yet. When I get at least 4-6 leaves on my plants I am going to use myco blast and continue with the 4 step system and with the other tips. PepperJoe.com and his FAQ's page was the single most helpful tool that I came across. I found out about his FAQ's page on one of his videos and from there I took off. Thank you again for all the one on one help you gave me and for answering every single question I had.
|On Jan 24, 2014, ghostpepperguy Baxter Springs, KS wrote:
Very good place to deal with if their is a problem they take care of it you can't beat that!!
On Jan 24, 2014, Pepper Joe's Inc. responded with:
"On Jan 25, 2014 6:41 AM, Pepper Joe's Inc. responded with:
Hi Ghostpepperguy and RickyRadz.
|On Jan 17, 2014, rickyradz thorold,
As a novice gardener with a limited growing season in Canada, I couldn't believe the success I had with Pepper Joes 'Volcano in a Box'...
|On Jan 11, 2014, Juan_Rios Staten Island, NY wrote:
I have had an almost 100% germination rate with Pepper Joe's seeds, even with the free seeds included with my order. While I am not a trained gardener, his seeds as well as Penny's tomato seeds have been easy to start and prolific in harvest, despite my inexperience. I have turned most of my neighbors into chili heads and we are all chomping at the bit for the next crop. If you want the best seeds...these two company's are the ones to get. I have tried other sources of seeds, but these two by far have been the best. Keep up the good work!
On Jan 11, 2014, Pepper Joe's Inc. responded with:
"On Jan 12, 2014 9:10 AM, Pepper Joe's Inc. responded with:
Hello Juan Rios and 59Smoking. We sure do appreciate you taking your valuable time to give us such nice ratings. Please stay connected with us customers and friends in our Facebook Garden community at [HYPERLINK@www.facebook.com] It is teamwork driven, friendly and informative. Also, thank you for also the compliments on Penny's Tomatoes, our Sister Company. I'll pass that along to Penny. She's at http://www.pennystomatoes.com/
|On Jan 1, 2014, 59smoking Jacksonville, FL wrote:
Been growing hot peppers for a long time, found Pepper Joes two or three years ago and have nothing but good things to say about them. Awesome shopping experience, prompt and courteous responses to email questions, and a germination rate so good I may only use one seed per pot this year! After retiring in 2012 I started selling plants to supplement my income and trade seed with other growers all over the country. I gave away my overflow of peppers for so long the staff at the gym calls me Pepper Man. Pepper Joes product and information is so good, I carry his catalogs in my little red truck when I'm out cold calling with my hot product! My pepper head friends always comment on how good the peppers I give away are, and tell stories about the heat, usually after inappropriate touching. But pepper Joe has an answer for that too! Thought I knew my hots, but have learned a lot from these wonderful folks. Looking foreword to the Reaper, and am going to fulfill requests for stuffable Jalepenos this year. Strongly reccomend anyone who thinks heat is neat try them out, you'll keep on going back!
|On Dec 29, 2013, audreymolle Bangor, PA wrote:
Got seeds from Pepper Joe's 2 years ago...very pleased with service and harvest. Just last month, ordered "Volcano in a Box". The ordering is simple and I had my seeds delivered within the month. Can't wait to start growing. Anytime I have questions, Pepper Joe answers asap and politely, actually makes me feel like a friend. Love it.
On Dec 29, 2013, Pepper Joe's Inc. responded with:
"On Dec 30, 2013 9:25 AM, Pepper Joe's Inc. responded with:
Hi AudreyMole, SCPatriot & DukeDvl and THANKS so much for taking your valuable time to do such insightful ratings on Pepper Joe's. The longer We've been in business the more that we realize the powerful nature of good customer feedback. We love you guys. We'll be celebrating our 25th Anniversary in the weeks to come. I'm glad to see your feedback on the Carolina Reaper. The medias have been packed this week with articles on the Reaper.....which is getting it's just due as the Worlds Hottest Pepper. ...and so tasty and easy to grow too. As a full service Seed Company we'll mail everyone a Free Catalog too. We've sent out 30,000 catalogs so far and have approximately 20,000 ready to send out for our 2014 Seeds. Get your Free Catalog at http://www.pepperjoe.com/form.htm "
|On Dec 26, 2013, SCPatriot Winnsboro, SC wrote:
I ordered the Volcano in a Box seed set, and I was amazed at how fast it arrived!!! I ordered it a few days before Christmas, expecting it may get to my house sometime in early January. To get it before Christmas, well that made my holidays even better!
|On Dec 3, 2013, dukedvl Pinebluff, NC wrote:
Pepper Joe's sent Carolina Reaper seeds to me in March/April of 2013. They all germinated, a little slow to grow (I checked online, this was common among all Reaper seedlings). They matured into some beautiful and PRODUCTIVE plants. Pepper Joe's community on Facebook and on his website are very helpful, and celebratory of their customer's success stories. Proud to have been a part of the Carolina Reaper harvest of 2013, in its first year. I liked the VARIETY in the catalog, I had no idea the range of superhots that were readily available. I'll be growing many of their strains and ordering from them far into the foreseeable future.
|On Nov 4, 2013, ColoradoClyde Lakewood, CO wrote:
Very satisfied. It seemed like 100% germination of seeds that were promptly received. Almost makes you wonder why you plant 3 seeds per starter cell. Plants grew well and produced a lot of peppers. Free seeds included also turned out super! Website and newsletters provide great information. I will use Pepper Joe again this year.
On Nov 4, 2013, Pepper Joe's Inc. responded with:
"On Nov 5, 2013 11:59 AM, Pepper Joe's Inc. responded with:
THANKS a Million ColoradoClyde, Mthurman, BillsKYInferno & Vegginaround. We're truly humbled by your positive input and that makes us even more determined to excel at Customer Service. We try hard to answer every email...but with the volume of emails sometimes our answer is short. We created a FAQ page for that reason at http://www.pepperjoe.com/gardening-tips/faq/faq.html
|On Nov 2, 2013, mthurman Brownsburg, IN wrote:
I've been buying seeds from Pepper Joe for 5 years. I first started growing them in pots on my back porch but had such good luck and positive results with his seeds, I tilled up a 25x25 garden in my side yard. I'm already looking forward to next March to start the germination process and mapping out the garden with the different varieties I'll need for various types of homemade hot sauces and canned peppers. He has any heat level you could ever want.
|On Oct 7, 2013, BillsKyInferno Worthville, KY wrote:
I have purchased Super Hot Butch T and Jolokia seeds from Pepper Joe's for the past couple of seasons.
|On Oct 4, 2013, vegginaround Albuquerque, NM wrote:
We had so much fun growing your peppers this year. Still pulling the superhots off the plants. The Tazmanian Habanero is my new favorite pepper, and the Carolina Reaper is a heat like no other. Thanks guys, and keep up the good work.
|On Oct 1, 2013, filmost Koshigaya,
Ordering process/payment leaves a bit to be desired; had a bit of a hiccup redirecting back to the site after paypal payment.
On Oct 1, 2013, Pepper Joe's Inc. responded with:
"On Oct 2, 2013 8:05 AM, Pepper Joe's Inc. responded with:
THANKS so much Filmost (all the way from Japan), Jason0716, Billy449 and JerPar. We know your time is valuable and sure appreciate the positive input. Your comments like "responding with good advice", "best seeds and ideas". totally recommend" and "answering questions promptly" make us even more determined to excel at Customer Service. We try hard to answer every email...but with the volume of emails sometimes our answer is short. We created a FAQ page for that reason at http://www.pepperjoe.com/gardening-tips/faq/faq.html
|On Sep 30, 2013, jason0716 Parma, OH wrote:
I had ordered seeds for the first time online after much research. I have THE best hot pepper garden in Cleveland!!
|On Sep 30, 2013, bill449 Isle Of Man,
United Kingdom wrote:
Last year I decided to attempt to grow my own chillies.
|On Sep 28, 2013, JerPar Omaha, NE wrote:
I have been ordering peppers from Pepper Joe's for a number of years. I have moved around a lot so do not have an established garden area which means each season is a little different in where I am planting. Still, I have had good experiences with the seeds I received.
|On Sep 22, 2013, BigPimpin Shawa,
Called PepperJoes and left a message.
On Sep 22, 2013, Pepper Joe's Inc. responded with:
"On Sep 27, 2013 12:32 PM, Pepper Joe's Inc. responded with:
Thanks a million BigPimpin, OhioShane, MarySouza & OhioReaper (Just LOVE that name).
|On Sep 13, 2013, ohioshane Defiance, OH wrote:
The first year I started growing I got seeds from pepper joes and had great results. My second year I decided to save money and went through some cheaper site's. This was a bad idea I received all the wrong plants and seeds. This year I went back to pepper joes and couldn't be happier. My germination rate was almost 100 percent. All were the correct plants. I choose to grow the reaper. I cant say enough about this pepper. The heat level was what I expected and the taste is by far the best of any super hot I have had . Needless to say I will not be going thru anyone else but pepper joe. thanks again for the great seeds.
|On Sep 13, 2013, marysouza SPRING BRANCH, TX wrote:
Went out of their way to ensure I received the products I needed by my husband's birthday. Really kept me updated on the shipment and the items arrived in perfect condition in a shorter time than promised. Thank you all so much for your help! We are excited to grow the peppers from seeds.
|On Sep 8, 2013, Ohioreaper Cuyahoga Falls, OH wrote:
This is my first experience growing anything. I love spicy food especially hot peppers but the variety of fresh hot peppers in my area is very limited. I decided to try to grow my own.
|On Sep 3, 2013, jmvan Conneaut, OH wrote:
Purchased the Box of Dynamite seed bundle as well as other single packs. Great germination rate. My Brain Strain, Ghost and Carolina Reapers are all 4' to 5' high and still growing.
On Sep 3, 2013, Pepper Joe's Inc. responded with:
"On Sep 4, 2013 8:11 AM, Pepper Joe's Inc. responded with:
Hey THANKS so much JMVan, Kcatizone and Cbuteo for taking time out of your busy schedules to post such nice reviews. We appreciate it. Seems like the Super Hot Peppers are all the rage now. We just did a video to demonstrate how to cook with them and preserve them at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84CmY4ztv6I&feature=c4-overvi... I try to answer all emails personally. We did create an extensive FAQ page on our website to answer most common questions in great detail at http://pepperjoe.com/ Thanks all for being customers...and we'll continue to stay in touch on Social medias such as Facebook at [HYPERLINK@www.facebook.com] Fiery Regards, Pepper Joe "
|On Sep 2, 2013, kcatizone Lynnfield, MA wrote:
We ordered hot pepper seeds from Pepper Joes about two years ago 2011. We couldn't plant them due to a house relocation. We planted the seeds this spring 2013 and they did great. We have a huge abundance of many different kinds of hot peppers. Most of our variety of plants you can't get in our area. We are very pleased with Pepper Joes customer service and quality of seeds. This is our first time growning plants from seed and we were very happy with the germination rate. We will buy our hot pepper seeds again from them for the next growing season.
|On Sep 1, 2013, cbuteo Bode, IA wrote:
First year doing business & nothing but positive things to say. All 8 peppers seed types plus bonus seeds were near 100% germination. Seeds arrived quickly, and a second batch even more so when 1/3 were wiped out by a late freak cold snap in June. Plants are thriving, and producing abundantly. Nothing yet on taste, but a few immature fruits tried seemed promising. I have had good response both by email and social networking sites. No complaints, and will certainly be ordering again.
|On Aug 29, 2013, pepperfiend Kearns, UT wrote:
Great guy to do business with. I've been a customer for over 3 years now. Its alot of fun to grow from seed. joe is with you every step in the process. He has a ton of video's explaining stuff like over wintering,container gardening and etc...find them on facebook under penny's tomatoes and pepper joe's he answers questions quickly on there. great community of growers on their page. With every order you get a surprise, free seeds random peppers I've never tried. It can be scary buying seed online you never now if you get what you paid for. I assure you are in good hands with pepper joe.
On Aug 29, 2013, Pepper Joe's Inc. responded with:
"On Aug 31, 2013 9:09 AM, Pepper Joe's Inc. responded with:
THANKS so much to Pepperfiend, EvanCR, Digart, TinaHelwig and LanceHalle. We're totally flattered with your positive comments and will stay with you every step of the way to try to help with your gardening successes. We appreciate you as customers. Here are some FAQ with extensive answers to help with your gardening process http://www.pepperjoe.com/gardening-tips/faq/faq.html and also a recent video with some good "Hot Pepper Gardening 101" tips. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtyLP5e4Hcw&feature=c4-overvi... Hope these tips are useful. Great Gardening, Pepper Joe"
|On Aug 27, 2013, EvanCR Grass Valley, CA wrote:
Fast, Friendly, Firey! Our Volcano in a Box and Box of Dynamite are doing great! Joe's video and community is fun and informative.
|On Aug 22, 2013, dlgart Rembert, SC wrote:
I found Penny's Tomato & Pepper Joe on Face Book. I grow & LOVE hot stuff. Still, I learned ALLOT with Penny's posts. Recently I had a question and posted it for Pepper Joe. He quickly got back to me with his answer. I appreciate this because I was not a past customer. He was willing to put himself out to a follow pepper head! I will do business with him in the future!!!
|On Aug 22, 2013, tinahelwig Hidden Meadows, CA wrote:
I found Pepper Joe doing web searches on growing tomatoes.His site had great FAQs on growing peppers. I was able to cut back my pepper plants last year and they all regrew thanks to Pepper Joe. He answers all the questions I post on his Facebook page and has helped me out a lot in my garden. That is very rare and valuable customer service.
|On Aug 18, 2013, LanceHalle Phoenix, AZ wrote:
I was looking for information about growing peppers and found PepperJoe via a DuckDuckGo search. The site is very informative with lots of good ideas and suggestions for germinating, growing and harvesting peppers.