Habanero Ata Big Chili Seeds
Info: The Habanero Ata Big Chili is a relatively large Habanero type with an intense flavour. This variety is also known as "congo pepper" and probably originates from Africa. The bushy plants bear many of the 5 x 5 cm large fruits, which resemble small peppers with smooth, wrinkled, thin walls. They contain plenty of juice, an extraordinary fruity flavour and a strong heat. In the kitchen they are typically used for making sauces and marinades, but due to their thin fruit walls they are also good for drying 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.
|Scoville||100.000 - 500.000 SHU|
|optimal germination temperature||22 - 28 °C|
|Sowing||Jan. - Apr.|
|Plant growth habit||bushy, approx. 100 cm in height|
|Ripening||from green to red|
|Fruit appearance||slightly folded, approx. 5 x 5 cm|
|Ripening time||90 days|
|Origin||Nigeria / Congo|