Red River Golden Daggers Chili Seeds
Info: As global trade expands, more and more very rare chilli varieties from the most remote regions find their way to Europe - including those that have been harvested and used locally for hundreds of years.
This is also true for this chili variety, which comes from the rugged mountains in Shiping District, Yunnan Province, in the southwest of China. The entire area around the city of Honghe has identical climatic conditions and with it the cultivation of this chili has also increased. Nevertheless, the annual availability is less than 50 tons.
The pods ripen to a golden orange and are about 4 cm long. As with almost all old varieties, the taste is great, with a nice spicy note and a medium heat between 70,000 to 100,000 SHU.
Care: Germination temperature is between 22°C and 30°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.
|Scoville||70,000 - 100,000 SHU|
|Optimum germinating temperature||22 - 30 °C|
|Seeding||Feb - Apr|
|Flowers||white (May - Aug.)|
|Growth habit||bushy, 80 cm in height|
|Maturation||From green to orange|
|Fruit`s appearance||elongated, approx. 1 x 4 cm|
|Maturation period||approx. 80 - 90 days|