I started my C. Chinense peppers first- about 2 weeks ago. About 5 days for most in moist paper towels to get them sprouted, then 2, sometimes 3 seeds per cell. I’ll thin to 1 seedling in about a week. There are 2 rows with nothing yet, which are supposed to be Fatalii and Brown Bhutlah peppers - super hots. They are still in the paper towels and maybe just now starting to show a root. I had heard the super hots take longer to get going, but I hope they start soon or I’ll give up on them.
My other peppers (C. Annum and C. Buccatum, plus a few late arrivals of C. Chinense) went into paper towels last night, so I’ll be planted them into cells later this week or by the weekend. Tomato seeds for scions for grafting went into paper towels 2 days ago and I already see some root “tails” poking out, so it will be a busy week. I think I’ll start the rootstocks in towels tomorrow if I can find the time.