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- Order number: 9730
- Chili spiciness: 9Extremely hot
Krishna Jolokia Chili Seeds
Information: The Krishna Jolokia Chili comes from the Assam region in India and is a beautiful and high-yielding variety of the Bhut Jolokia family. Krishna means black and so the fruits are black when unripe before they ripen to a beautiful bright red. The leaves and stems can also be slightly black and the pretty flowers are purple. The chillies are suitable both fresh and dried as a seasoning or for cooking sauces.
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||40,000 - 80,000 SHU|
|Optimum germinating temperature||22 - 28 °C|
|Seeding||Jan - Apr|
|Growth habit||slender, tall, up to 2 meters|
|Maturation||from green to black to red|
|Fruit`s appearance||approx. 4-6 cm long|
|Maturation period||approx. 100 days|