Habanero Aji Umba Red (Adjuma) Chili Seeds
Information: The Aji Umba Red or Ajumba is a large Habanero variety from Suriname in South America. The plants are strong and prolific and the Habaneros are extremely hot with a wonderful fruity typical Habanero flavour. They are great for seasoning food, making hot sauces and an flavourful chilli powder.
The habanero varieties are 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: 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.
|Scoville||100,000 - 500,000 SHU|
|Optimum germinating temperature||22 - 28 °C|
|Seeding||Jan - Apr|
|Flowers||white (May - Jul)|
|Growth habit||bushy, approx. 90 cm tall|
|Maturation||from green to red|
|Fruit`s appearance||like a mini bell pepper, 2,5 x 4 cm|
|Maturation period||90 - 100 days|