7 Pod Yellow Chili Seeds
Information: The 7 pod chillies (also known as 7 pot chillies) are some of the hottest chillies in the world and on a same high level as the bhut jolokia or Trinidad Scorpion. It gets its name from the idea that just one pepper is enough to spice up 7 full cooking pots (pods).
The fruits of the 7 pod yellow chili have a pointed shape with a double-inverted tip and an uneven surface. They can also grow to quite a considerable size. The ripen from lime green to yellow and have an aromatic, fruity flavour that some claim to be reminiscent of pineapples. Thanks to the thin outer walls, these peppers can be dried well and ground into a powder.
You should always use disposable gloves when handling these chillies.
Care: Germination temperature is between 24°C and 30°C (germination period: 10-22 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. 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. 1 million SHU|
|Optimum germinating temperature||24 - 30 °C|
|Seeding||Dec – Apr|
|Flowers||White (Jun – Aug)|
|Growth habit||Bushy, 50-70cm tall|
|Maturation||From green to yellow|
|Fruit’s appearance||Lantern-shaped, uneven surface, approx. 4 x 5cm|
|Maturation period||90 – 110 days|