Variegata Chili Seeds
Information: Chili Variegata is a beautiful ornamental variety with tri-coloured leaves: a dark green leaf ground with purple and white variegations. The many small hot peppers colour from deep purple to bright red during ripening. The stem and the flowers are purple. Its compact and bushy form, about 50 - 60 cm in height makes this variety very suitable for pots indoors and outdoors.
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||Jan - Apr|
|Flowers||white (May - Aug)|
|Growth habit||bushy, 50 - 60 cm tall|
|Maturation||from green to purple to red|
|Fruit`s appearance||drop-shaped, 1 x 3 cm|
|Maturation period||approx. 75 days|