Habanero Chocolate Long Chili Seeds
Info: The Habanero Chocolate Long Chili differs from other Habaneros through its chocolate brown colour and long shape. However, in terms of spiciness and flavour, it does not lack anything. The plants are bushy, reach up to 80 cm in height, and are very high yielding. The chilies are flavourful and fruity, and are suitable for making hot sauces and salsas as well as for drying and cooking.
General Info: The Habanero variety probably comes from the Yucatan region of Mexico. While the name “Habanero” means “from Havana” in English, they are only found occasionally in Cuba. They are still mainly cultivated on the Yucatan peninsula, although there they are predominantly orange and yellow Habanero varieties. They have an extremely fruity flavour that cannot be compared with many other chili types.
Care: The germination temperature is between 22 und 28°C (12 - 21 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. 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.
|Level of spiciness||10|
|Scoville||100.000 - 500.000 SHU|
|optimal germination temperature||22 - 28 °C|
|Sowing||Dec. - Apr.|
|Plant growth habit||bushy, approx. 85 cm in height|
|Ripening||from green to chocolate brown|
|Fruit appearance||smooth, wrinkled, rounded, approx. 3 x 7 cm|
|Ripening time||100 days|