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- Order number: 9296
- Chili spiciness: 10Extremely hot
Thunderstruck Chili Seeds
Info: This Habanero variety from the USA is called the “Thunderstruck” chili. The spiciness of its fruits are as powerful as its name would imply. For a Habanero, these are relatively large (4 x 6 cm) and the plants are very high-yielding, the branches often have to be supported so they don’t break under the weight. The chilies have the typical Habanero fruity-exotic flavour, and are excellent for hot sauces, for cooking, pickling and making into chili 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. 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 - 20 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.
Tips for successful chili cultivation can be found 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||Jan. - Apr.|
|Plant growth habit||bushy, approx. 85 cm in height|
|Ripening||from green to red|
|Fruit appearance||long, slightly wavy, approx. 4 x 6 cm|
|Ripening time||90 days|