17 02 2015
Growing Chilli Plants
I have started to plan what Chilli Plants I wish to grow this year. They will be started in my heated propagator, then matured in my home-made light-box. I will be planting the seeds in Jiffy7 Pellets. These are individual biodegradable seed containers.
This year it’s mostly going to be compact chilli plants. As I want to grow more indoors. As last years plants did not perform well outside. I guess not a very good year for outdoor growth.
Volcano Chilli – 60,000 Scoville Units
Volcano is a quick-growing, compact (20-30cm) plant that produces an abundance of upward-facing, hot chillies. The fruits ripen from green to a glossy red and are about 3cm long.
Masquerade Chilli – 60,000 Scoville Units
A very early variety with a unique colour pattern. 4cm long fruits starting purple and ripening to bright red through yellow and orange. Attractive flowers – larger than most chilli plant flowers and tinged with purple.
A good choice for growing indoors growing to 25 to 45cm.
Sparkler Chilli – 160,000 Scoville Units
Sparkler is a compact plant which is perfectly suited to both small and medium sized container growing, making it an ideal chilli to grow in a windowsill or kitchen. The chilli fruits are about 3.5cm in length and grow straight up from the foliage.
Carolina Reaper – 1,569,300 Scoville Units
The “Carolina Reaper” has been rated as the world’s hottest chilli pepper by Guinness World Records since August 07, 2013. I’m just growing this for the fun factor.