Basket of Fire Chili Seeds
Info: The `Basket of Fire` chili wonderfully productive and decorative chilli pepper plant. This colourful variety becomes smothered with small, hot chillies which mature from green to creamy white to a deep purple through orange to a bright red, creating a fabulous basket of fiery chili pods. The about 6 cm long, upright chili pods have a fruity sweet pepper taste and a fiery heat. The unique, bushy and small (35 - 40 cm) growing habit makes it perfect for hanging baskets, pots and containers.
Care: Germination temperature is between 22°C and 28°C (germination period: 6-20 days); it is therefore recommended to use a greenhouse and a heating mat. The plants need fresh, well-fertilised permeable soil and should not be left in standing water. They should be placed in a sunny, sheltered place with at least 6 hours of sunlight per day, if not more. Place the plants outside around 2 to 3 weeks after the last frost. When you plant the seedlings outdoors, take care to leave at least 45cm of space between each plant.
|Scoville||50,000 - 100,000 SHU|
|Optimum germinating temperature||22 - 28 °C|
|Seeding||Feb - Apr|
|Flowers||White (May - Jul)|
|Growth habit||bushy, approx. 35-40 cm in height|
|Maturation||From green to creamy white, purple, orange to red|
|Fruit`s appearance||pointed peppers, approx. 6 cm|
|Maturation period||75-90 days|