Congo Black Chili Seeds
Information: Congo Black is closely related to the Jamaican Hot Chocolate habanero, but comes from the Island of Trinidad. This type grows a little larger pods than the Chocolate Habanero, and is one of the hottest Habaneros measuring over 400.000 SHUs units. The fruits have a unique, rich flavour unduplicated by any other pepper. The ultimate salsa pepper used to make the famous Jamaican Jerk Sauce. The variety is a must for heat lovers.
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||approx. 400,000 SHU|
|Optimum germinating temperature||22 - 28 °C|
|Seeding||Jan - Apr|
|Flowers||white (Jun - Aug)|
|Growth habit||bushy, approx. 80 cm tall|
|Maturation||from green to brown|
|Fruit`s appearance||mini bell pepper, approx. 3 x 6 cm|
|Maturation period||100 - 110 days|
|Holzweg 16 |
67098 Bad Dürkheim