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- Order number: 9351
- Chili spiciness: 10Extremely hot
Habanero Maya Red Chili Seeds
Info: The Habanero Maya Red Chili bears particularly large (8-10 cm), elongated bright red chillies with a smal tip. This type ripens a little earlier than the other Habaneros, withstands cooler temperatures and is vigorous. It was bred to get fruits with a stable heat, which is about 200,000 to 300,000 Scovilles. 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.
Tips for successful chili cultivation can be found in our Chili Cultivation Instructions and in the Chili Diary.
|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||elongated, approx. 3 x 8 cm|
|Ripening time||80 days|