Aribibi Gusano Chili Seeds
Information: The Aribibi Gusano Chili is a special variety from Bolivia. "Gusano" means worm and in fact the plants look like hundreds of small white worms hanging on them. And the cream-white, worm-like fruits have it all - with a heat of at least 9 and an intense, fruity Capsicum chinense flavour. Since "Aribibi" is also a term for screaming, raving people, it is an hint to the effect of the small pods. The chillies are suitable for seasoning food, drying and pickling.
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||50,000 - 100,000 SHU|
|Optimum germinating temperature||22 - 28 °C|
|Seeding||Jan - Apr|
|Growth habit||bushy, 60 - 80 cm tall|
|Maturation||from green to creamy white|
|Fruit`s appearance||elongated, worm-shaped, 5 cm|
|Maturation period||approx. 90 days|