Red Missile Chili Seeds
Information: Red Missile is an ornamental chili with upright growing, tapered and hot fruit that changes from cream to orange to red when maturing. The small peppers are shaped like missiles. As the variety remains relatively small, it is an excellent container plant, also for the window sill. The chillies are suitable for drying, grinding and seasoning hot sauces and dishes.
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||5,000 - 15,000 SHU|
|Optimum germinating temperature||22 - 28 °C|
|Seeding||Feb - Apr|
|Flowers||white (May - Aug)|
|Growth habit||bushy, approx. 50 cm tall|
|Maturation||from cream white to orange to red|
|Fruit`s appearance||oval, upright, 1 x 3 cm|
|Maturation period||85 days|