Habanero Caribbean Yellow Chili Seeds
Information: The Habanero Caribbean Yellow is slightly taller than her Mexican relatives and stands out with an unbelievable spicy heat and a very high fruit yield. Although the pepper is wrinkled and has thin skin, it is still very succulent and possesses a rich and complex flavour. Their shape is similar to that of a mini pepper. Their tropical, fruity flavour makes them an essential ingredient in every salsa and means they can be paired particularly well with tropical fruits.
The habanero chili is one of the best-known and hottest chillies in the world, it is thought to originate in the Yucatan region of 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.
|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|
|Fruit`s appearance||Round, wrinkled, shiny surface, approx. 3 x 5cm|
|Maturation period||95 - 110 days|