Capsicum chinensisRated 3/5 based on 2 reviews.
Standard seed packet, 20 seeds
- HOT (HEAT: 10/10)
- Hottest of the home garden varieties
Short spreading plant. Dark green, wrinkled, lantern-shaped fruit that turns orange/red when mature, growing to 5cm. Hot fruit; the hottest of the common home garden varieties.. Can be used fresh or dried.
How to sow and grow:
|Method:||Sow direct or raise seedlings|
|When:||Spring or after frost (anytime in warm climates)|
|Position:||Full sun, well drained soil|
|Days to Maturity/flowering:||75 days|
|Care:||Keep well watered. Pick regularly to encourage more fruit. Some plants may need staking. Can be grown in containers. Protect from aphids. Susceptible to mildews.|
(Product number: D1-10)
Seeds per gram: 140 seeds
|Botanical name:||Capsicum chinensis|
|Packet type:||Standard seed packet|
|Packet quantity:||20 seeds|
|Seeds per gram:||140|
Adventures of the HabaneroBy: Michael Cunanan on 6 May 2016This thing was indestructible. I grew it up on a sunny second story balcony. It was growing beautiful and was already loaded with unripe fruit when I went on holidays. It dried out a bit and on an especially windy day, it got blown off below and came completely out of its pot. My neighbour found it like this some hours later and repotted it for me. It survived despite a number of broken branches and kept on giving. It was incredibly prolific. It produced well over 100 chillis. It's now May in Canberra and, although there isn't time, it's still putting out blossoms and otherwise loaded with ripe fruit. It's a beautiful looking bush too, especially when loaded with fruit. I know there are exotic superhot cultivars but even these are pretty damn hot. One pod replaces three or four birdseye chillis. The flavour is different, fruitier - and the heat longer lasting. I used it to make hot sauce too. It was very fun to grow and I'll grow it again, but might try a different variety next year like the Chocolate.
PoorBy: customer review from 30/11/2015 on 19 March 2016Seeds did not germinate at all