Scorpion Chili Seeds
Information: Originally from Thailand, the Scorpion chili is very pungent, hot and excellent in Asian cuisine. Plants are a sturdy 60 cm tall umbrella which protects the pendent fruits well. These 12 cm, very dark green beauties mature to a deep crimson red. Do not confuse the Scorpion chillies with "Trinidad scorpion", they are different varieties.
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.
|Optimum germinating temperature||22 - 28 °C|
|Seeding||Jan - Apr|
|Flowers||White (May - July)|
|Growth habit||bushy, approx. 60 - 70 cm tall|
|Maturation||from green to red|
|Fruit`s appearance||oblong, 10 - 12 cm long|
|Maturation period||100 days|