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- Order number: 9796
- Chili spiciness: 10Extremely hot
Harold St. Barts Red Chili Seeds
Information: The Harold St. Barts Red Chili is a Habanero variety from the Antilles island of St. Barthelemy in the Caribbean. It has strongly wrinkled, quite large red fruits, which have the typical heat and the tropical-fruity taste of the Habaneros.
The habanero species is thought to originate in the Yucatan region in Mexico. Although the name "habanero" can be translated to mean "someone or something from Havana", the plant is only found growing in isolation on the island of Cuba. Even today, it is primarily grown on the Yucatan peninsula, however it is predominantly orange and yellow habanero varieties grown here. The red variant usually comes from the Caribbean or the southern states of the USA. Their tropical, fruity flavour makes them an essential ingredient in every salsa and means they can be paired particularly well with tropical fruits. Their colour changes from light green to red (occasionally orange). The red habanero produces a large number of flowers and fruits and is very fertile!
Care: Germination temperature is between 22°C and 28°C (germination period: 12-21 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 placed in a sunny, protected place with at least 6 hours of sunlight - preferably more. 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 plants 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.
You can find plenty of useful tips for successfully growing chili plants in our Chili Growing Guide and in the Chili Journal.
As of spring 2015, we also offer a wide range of pre-grown chili plants, including the Habanero Red Chili: Buy chili plants.
|Scoville||Up to 500,000 SHU|
|Optimum germinating temperature||22 - 28 °C|
|Seeding||Dec - Apr|
|Flowers||White (May - Aug)|
|Growth habit||Bushy, approx. 100cm tall|
|Maturation||From light green to red|
|Fruit`s appearance||Round, wrinkled, shiny surface, approx. 4 x 6cm|
|Maturation period||95 - 110 days|