Chile Negro Chili Seeds
Information: The Chile Negro comes from Mexico and matures in a dark chocolate brown to almost black ("negro" = black). When used fresh, it has a delicious Habanero aroma. It is mostly used dried and then often confused with the Pasilla-Chili. However, it has a much more fiery and long-lasting heat. The plants grow to about 80 to 100 cm in size.
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||30,000 - 50,000 SHU|
|Optimum germinating temperature||22 - 28 °C|
|Seeding||Jan - Apr|
|Flowers||white (Jun - Aug)|
|Growth habit||approx. 90 cm tall|
|Maturation||from green to dark brown|
|Fruit`s appearance||Elongated, pointed shape, approx. 3 x 7cm|
|Maturation period||80 - 90 days|