Scotch Bonnet Burkina Yellow Chili Seeds
Information: The Scotch Bonnet Burkina Yellow Chili comes from Africa and has a rather elongated shape with a small tip, an exquisite aroma and an extraordinary heat. The scotch bonnet is one of the hottest chillies in the world and is the Caribbean equivalent of the habanero chili. What`s more, it also stands out with an exceptionally tropical-fruity taste and develops a rich, multi-sided flavour, which some people say is reminiscent of apricots. Unfortunately, this special flavour is often lost when the peppers are heated up or dried out. This chili needs lots of sun and warmth, which is why it doesn`t quite reach the same proportions here as it does in its native location.
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.
|Scoville||100,000 - 350,000 SHU|
|Optimum germinating temperature||22 - 28 °C|
|Seeding||Jan - Apr|
|Flowers||White (May - Aug)|
|Growth habit||Bushy, 60-120cm tall|
|Maturation||From light green to yellow|
|Fruit`s appearance||Round, wrinkled, shiny surface, approx. 5 x 4cm|
|Maturation period||85 - 100 days|