Latin Name – Capsicum chinense
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 – Will grow very tall under glass in UK conditions. Needs warm conditions, both day and night for optimum yield potential. Can be harvested green and red. Extremely pungent with strong aroma.
Number of seeds – Approx 8
Maturity – Late maturity
Fruit Habit – Pendant
Fruit Colour – Pale Green to red
Fruit Shape – Oval/globular with small tip/tail at fruit end
Fruit Size (length x diameter) – 4-5cm x 2-3 cm
Scoville rating – Less than 750,000 – 1.4 million
Taste – Extremely hot