Roatan Pumpkin Habanero Chili Seeds
Info: The Roatan Pumpkin Habanero Chili originates from the island of Roatan off the coast of Honduras. It is an exotic and very high-yielding variety with bright orange chilies which look like mini peppers and have strong ribs. As the plants are so productive, it can be necessary to support the branches. The fruits have a very fruity flavour with an intense spiciness. They are therefore particularly suitable for fruity hot sauces and salsas, but also for drying.
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 (8 - 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. As the plants have a long ripening time, they should be cultivated in pots, so that the plants can be brought inside when the temperature falls below 12°C during the day, allowing all the fruits to ripen. To overwinter after the harvest cut back by 20 cm and put them in a light place with a temperature of 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 orange|
|Fruit appearance||wrinkled, pepper-shaped, approx. 4 x 4 cm|
|Ripening time||90 - 100 days|