Habanero Congo Trinidad Chili Seeds
Information: The Habanero Congo Trinidad Chili is a variety originally from Trinidad & Tobago. There, Habanero peppers are also called `Congo peppers`. The plants are very productive and bear lots of the extra-large peppers which are more ribbed than the typical red Habanero. They are as hot and tasty as their relatives. 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.
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.
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.
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 yellow-orange and then red|
|Fruit`s appearance||Round, wrinkled, shiny surface, approx. 5 x 5cm|
|Maturation period||95 - 110 days|
|Origin||Trinidad & Tobago|