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- Order number: 9774
- Chili spiciness: 10+Inhuman
7 Pot Brain Strain Red Chili Seeds
Information: The 7 pod chillies (also known as 7 pot chillies) are some of the hottest chillies in the world and on a same high level as the bhut jolokia or Trinidad Scorpion. It gets its name from the idea that just one pepper is enough to spice up 7 full cooking pots (pods).
The fruits of the 7 pod red brain strain chili have an inverted tip, an uneven surface and therefore look like a brain. They can also grow to quite a considerable size. They ripen from green over yellow to red, have a tropical fruity taste and are extremely hot. Thanks to the thin outer walls, these peppers can be dried well and ground into a powder.
You should always use disposable gloves when handling these chillies.
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.
You can find plenty of useful tips for successfully growing chili plants in our Chili Cultivation Instructions and in the Chili Diary.
|Scoville||approx. 1 Mio. SHU|
|Optimum germinating temperature||22 - 28 °C|
|Seeding||Jan - Apr|
|Flowers||white (Jun - Aug)|
|Growth habit||bushy, 60 - 80 cm tall|
|Maturation||from green over yellow to red|
|Fruit`s appearance||Lantern-shaped, uneven surface, approx. 4 x 5cm|