Kalocsai Merevszaru Chili Seeds
Information: The Kalocsai - Merevszaru Chili is an old and traditional sweet pepper variety from Hungary. The pepper is generally is only offered here in powder form. However the plants are robust and resistant against many diseases, so they are particularly suitable for cultivation in this region - outdoors as well as indoors. The peppers are flavourful with a slight spiciness, and are usable in a variety of ways: for cooking, for fresh consumption, pickling and grilling. When dried they can be made into a fantastic paprika powder.
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||500 - 1000 SHU|
|Optimum germinating temperature||22 - 28 °C|
|Seeding||Jan - Apr|
|Growth habit||bushy, approx. 45cm in height|
|Maturation||from green to red|
|Fruit`s appearance||long, approx. 3 x 15 cm|
|Maturation period||80 days|