El Oro de Ecuador Chili Seeds
Info: The El Oro de Ecuador Chili from South America is a rarely offered variety. It belongs to the species Capsicum baccatum (tree chili). Therefore, the plants are relatively large (up to 1.50 m in the pot, and larger in the ground) and should be overwintered. The plants are prolific and the fruist are approx. 2 x 4 cm in size. They are elongated, slightly folded and have thick walls. They mature into a warm golden yellow and have in addition to their intense heat a sweet, fruity taste. They are suitable for cooking, sauces and salsas and for drying.
Care: The germination temperature is between 20 und 28°C (8 - 20 day germination period), therefore the use of a greenhouse and a heating pad 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||approx. 150 - 180 cm, tree chili|
|Ripening||from green to golden yellow|
|Fruit appearance||oval, folded, approx. 2 x 4 cm|
|Ripening time||90 - 100 days|