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- Order number: 9329
- Chili spiciness: 6Very hot
Colombo Big Chili Seeds
Info: The Colombo Big Chili is a very prolific variety that develops a proper heat (5,000 to 15,000 SHU). The bushy-growing, up to 80 cm tall plants produce lots of the small, oval, bright red ripening fruis. These are aromatic and pungent and can excellently be preserved in vinegar or oil. They can also be used for cooking and drying.
Care: The germination temperature is between 22 und 28°C (8 - 20 day germination period), therefore the use of a greenhouse and a heating pad is recommended. 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.
Tips for successful chili cultivation can be found in our Chili Cultivation Instructions and in the Chili Diary.
|Level of spiciness||6|
|Scoville||5,000 - 15,000 SHU|
|optimal germination temperature||22 - 28 °C|
|Sowing||Jan. - Apr.|
|Plant growth habit||bushy, approx. 80 cm in height|
|Ripening||from green to red|
|Fruit appearance||oval, glossy, approx. 2 x 4 cm|
|Ripening time||80 - 95 days|