Latin Name – Capsicum annuum
Sowing Instructions – Sow chilli seed indoors as early as January if you have a heated propagator, or from March if you don’t. Transplant seedlings into individual 7.5cm pots, when the first true leaves appear. Eventually, plant into the ground or individually in 30cm pots of peat-free, multi-purpose compost. If growing your chillies outside, wait until all risk of frost has passed before moving them to their final growing positions.
Hints and Tips – Can be picked green or left to mature to red.
Number of seeds – Approx 10
Maturity – Medium / strong vigour
Days to Green – 45
Days to Red – 55
Plant Habit – Open/medium jointed
Fruit Habit – Pendant
Fruit Colour – Pale Green to red
Fruit Shape – Long /thin slight puckered skin finish
Fruit Size (length x diameter) – 15 x 1.1 cm
Scoville rating – 20-30,000
Taste – Medium/very hot. Crunchy at full red maturity.