Habanero Francisca Red TM Chili Seeds
Information: The Habanero Francisca Red Chili is a very large variety whose plants produce masses of large red fruits. It is bredd from the same farm as the famous Habanero Red Savina and has an incredible heat. The plants are relatively robust and the chillies are more durable than other types. As typical for Habaneros, they have a fruity flavour and juicy walls. 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: Germination temperature is between 22°C and 28°C (germination period: 8-21 days); it is therefore recommended to use a greenhouse and a heating mat. 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 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.
|Optimum germinating temperature||22 - 28 °C|
|Seeding||Jan - Apr|
|Growth habit||bushy, approx. 100 cm in height|
|Maturation||from green over orange red|
|Fruit`s appearance||slightly folded, approx. 4 x 6 cm|
|Maturation period||90 days|