Loco Chili Seeds
Information: The Loco Chili is a very pretty and decorative chili, which is an eye-catcher in the garden, on the balcony or the windowsill. The plants grow small and compact and are only about 50 cm tall, so ideal for pot cultivation. The small, approx. 2 cm long fruits ripen in a beautiful play of colours from purple to orange to red and since many fruits hang in different ripening stages on the plant at the same time, this offers a very pretty picture.
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 (June - August)|
|Growth habit||small, bushy, up to 50 cm|
|Maturation||from purple to orange to red|
|Fruit`s appearance||small, 1 x 2 cm|
|Maturation period||80 - 90 days|