Poinsettia Chili Seeds
Info: The decorative Poinsettia Chili is an edible ornamental chili which is very good for cultivation in pots or on the windowsill. The small, bushy plants develop numerous small, long chillies which grow upright in bundles and ripen to a bright red. As the fruits resemble Poinsettia flowers in their arrangement, the chili was given the name “Poinsettia”. The mild chillies have a full flavour and are suitable for fresh consumption e.g. in salads, and for cooking, pickling and drying. If you can overwinter the plants with enough light and warmth, then they will have an even higher yield in the second and third years.
Care: The germination temperature is between 20 und 28°C (7 - 20 day germination period), therefore the use of a greenhouse and a heating mat is recommended. The plants need fresh, well-fertilised, permeable soil, and do not tolerate waterlogging. They should be planted in a sunny, protected place with at least 6 hours of sunlight - preferably more. Put the plants outside approx. 2 to 3 weeks after the last frost. If you plant them outdoors, the plants should have a distance between them of at least 25 cm.
|Level of spiciness||2 - 3|
|Scoville||500 - 1.500 SHU|
|optimal germination temperature||20 - 28 °C|
|Sowing||Feb. - Apr.|
|Plant growth habit||bushy, compact, approx. 50 cm in height|
|Ripening||from green to red|
|Fruit appearance||long, upright, approx. 1 x 4 cm|
|Ripening time||80 - 90 days|