Leutschauer Paprika Chili Seeds
Information: The Leutschauer Pfefferschoten are a heirloom from Lutschau in Slovakia. There, they have been grown since the 18th century for the production of hot pepper powder. The peppers are pointed peppers and have a superior taste with a slight sweetness and they vary in heat like the Spanish `Pimientos de Padron`. Due to the thin fruit walls, they are ideal for drying, but also for filling, cooking and pickling. The plants are productive and can reach heights up to 1.50 meters. For this they should get a stable support.
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 (June to August)|
|Growth habit||approx. 100 - 150 cm tall|
|Maturation||from green to red|
|Fruit`s appearance||pointed pepper, 3 x 8 cm|
|Maturation period||60 - 80 days|