Habanero Hot Paper Lantern Chili Seeds
Info: The Habanero Hot Paper Lantern Chili originates from Peru and is a new breeding with a long, pointed, large shape. The fruits grow up to 10 cm long, and ripen from light green to orange to bright red. The plants are bushy, reach up to 85 cm in height and ripen somewhat earlier than the “normal” Habaneros, which makes cultivation in our climate easier. The chilies are flavourful and fruity, and are suitable for making hot sauces and salsas as well as for drying and cooking.
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. They have an extremely fruity flavour that many other chili types just cannot compete with.
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. 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.
|Level of spiciness||10|
|Scoville||100.000 - 500.000 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||long, approx. 3 x 10 cm|
|Ripening time||80 - 90 days|