Big Red Chili Seeds
Information: The `Big Red` chili is a very large, red chili, whose pods are up to 30 cm long. It has a cayenne-like, bell pepper-like taste and a medium heat. It is ideal for filling and grilling.
Care: Germination temperature is between 22°C and 28°C (germination period: 8-21 days); it is therefore recommended to use a greenhouse and a heating mat. 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. As the plants have a particularly long maturation period, it is recommended to grow them in a pot, so that you can easily bring the plant inside when the temperature falls below 12°C during the day, allowing all the fruits to ripen. To keep the plant over the winter, cut it back by 20cm after harvesting and place in a light place where it is at least 15°C.
|Scoville||5,000 - 10,000 SHU|
|Optimum germinating temperature||22 - 28 °C|
|Seeding||Feb - Apr|
|Flowers||white (June - September)|
|Growth habit||bushy, approx. 80 cm tall|
|Maturation||from green to red|
|Fruit`s appearance||elongated, up to 30 cm long|
|Maturation period||approx. 75 days|
|Holzweg 16 |
67098 Bad Dürkheim