Habanero Santa Lucia Island Chili Seeds
Info: The Habanero Santa Lucia Island Chili is a not so extremely spicy Habanero variety with an excellent flavour and super high yield. It originates from the Antilles island of Santa Lucia, and is one of the most common chilies used to spice up dishes there. The bushy plants develop many red, flavourful peppers, which are good for cooking, preserving and drying (chili powder).
General Info: The Habanero variety probably comes from the Yucatan region of Mexico. While the name “Habanero” means “from Havana” in English, they are only found occasionally in Cuba. They are still mainly cultivated on the Yucatan peninsula, although there they are predominantly orange and yellow Habanero varieties. The red varieties mostly come from the Caribbean or the southern states of the USA.
Care: The germination temperature is between 22 und 28°C (12 - 21 day germination period), therefore the use of a greenhouse and a heating mat 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.
|Level of spiciness||8|
|Scoville||30.000 - 50.000 SHU|
|optimal germination temperature||22 - 28 °C|
|Sowing||Jan. - Apr.|
|Plant growth habit||bushy, approx. 85 cm in height|
|Ripening||from green to red|
|Fruit appearance||wrinkled, approx. 3 x 4 cm|
|Ripening time||90 - 100 days|