Chilli - Chocolate Bhutlah (seed)

Chilli - Chocolate Bhutlah (seed)

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Capsicum Chinensis

Perennial (usually grown as an annual in cool climates). Plants have an upright open habit and can reach up to 120cm tall. Producing medium sized tapered bumpy wrinkled chocolate coloured fruit with an intense heat and smokey flavour. Fruit starts out green and ripens to deep chocolate red.

The plant grows well in a pot to one meter in height and almost as wide. Big and bushy with big green leaves.

This is one of the hottest chilli peppers in the world and very productive in warmer climates. 

WARNING - Extreme heat !

5 seeds per packet



Spring is the best time to plant your seeds. 

It is important to keep the seed medium moist during the germination period. Misting with a spray bottle is better to use rather than pouring water over them.  Seed germination time can take between 3 to 5 weeks

When the seedlings have at least two sets of leaves (or more) you can transplant them into larger pots or into the ground where you intend to fully grow them.  If you have 3-4 seedlings in one pot, separate them gently before planting out. Keep them in the shade, out of full sun, for some days after they have been transplanted.

Don’t use fertiliser until your seedlings have grown considerably as it may burn and harm them. Chillies need fertiliser approx. once a month (in pots approx. once a fortnight).  Rooster Booster, a slow releasing fertiliser, or Seasol are great, but you can also use a fertiliser labelled for fruits and vegetables. Be aware that too much fertiliser can burn plant roots.

Watering: Take care that your chillies do not dry out; give them a drink of water every day if the weather is very hot, particularly in very warm dry regions.