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- Order number: 9229
- Chili spiciness: 10Extremely hot
Habanero Vietnam Chili Seeds
Info: The Habanero Vietnam, unlike most Habanero varieties, does not originate from the Caribbean, instead from Asia. It is a rarely offered variety which should belong in every collection. The plants are bushy and remain relatively small (65 cm), but develop beautiful, large, extremely flavourful fruits. They are very suitable for making hot sauces or fruity salsas, and they are also good dried and made into a 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. 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 (8 - 21 day germination period), therefore the use of agreenhouse 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.
You can find plenty of useful tips for successfully growing chili plants in our Chili Cultivation Instructions and in the Chili Diary.
|Level of spiciness||10|
|Scoville||100.000 - 500.000 SHU|
|optimal germination temperature||22 - 28 °C|
|Sowing||Dec. - Apr.|
|Plant growth habit||bushy, approx. 65 cm in height|
|Ripening||from green to orange-red|
|Fruit appearance||round, slightly wrinkled, approx. 4 x 7cm|
|Ripening time||95-110 days|