Beni Highland Chili Seeds
Information: The Beni-Highland chili is a rarity from Bolivia and belongs to the species Capsicum chinense. The bushy-growing plants produce huge amounts of small, bright yellow, elongated and firm fleshy chillies, which have a slightly lemony aroma and an intense heat. They are suitable for spicing food, for hot sauces, salsas, pastes and chutneys as well as for pickling and drying.
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||15,000 - 30,000 SHU|
|Optimum germinating temperature||22 - 28 °C|
|Seeding||Jan - Apr|
|Flowers||white (May - Aug)|
|Growth habit||bushy, 60 - 80 cm|
|Maturation||from green to yellow|
|Fruit`s appearance||elongated, pointed tip, approx. 1,5 x 5 cm|
|Maturation period||90 days|