The Orange Habanero chilli is thought to originate from the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico.
The plant is suitable to grow in a pot and will grow to approx. 1 meter in height. It is quite a bushy variety. The chilli pods when forming, will start off as light green in colour and mature to a bright orange.
The pods are around 20 to 30 times hotter than jalapeno's. Their bright colour and intense fiery heat are the classic ingredients in popular Caribbean and South American barbecue meat marinades and pastes. This chilli lends itself well to making hot sauces or as a spicy chilli powder.
Pod size: 5cm long and 3cm wide.
Flavour: Crispy, sweet taste with orange undertones
Heat Level: Hot
5 seeds per pack
CHILLI GERMINATION ADVICE
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.