Machu Picchu Chili Seeds
Information: The Machu Pichu Chilli comes from Peru and is an exciting new Capsicum chinense cultivar. It produces elongated, slightly wrinkled chillies, which ripen to an unusual dark brown have a mild to medium heat. This rare variety is early to crop and very suitable for Northern European cultivation. The special thing about these chillies is their rich, slightly smoky flavour. It is suitable both for fresh consumption and for pickling, filling and cooking.
Care: Germination temperature is between 22°C and 28°C (germination period: 12-21 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 placed 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 plants 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||10,000 - 15,000 SHU|
|Optimum germinating temperature||22 - 28 °C|
|Seeding||Jan - Apr|
|Flowers||White (May - Aug)|
|Growth habit||Bushy, 90 cm tall|
|Maturation||From green to dark brown|
|Fruit`s appearance||oblong, approx. 2 x 10 cm|
|Maturation period||80 days|