Used for everything from hot sauce to bear spray and tear gas. It creates an intense burning sensation lasting up to 30 minutes, but there is good news. The heat will eventually wear off and it doesn’t cause any permanent damage. Chile pods are 3” long and 1” wide pods with red-orange dented skin. Good producer of fruit during the growing season. Capsicum chinense (140 days)
Warning: Handling this pepper requires extreme caution. Wear hand, eye and breathing protection.
Heat Level: Extreme, Severe and Intense. Scoville Heat Units > 1,041,427
Packet contains 10 seeds.
Capsicum chinense strains require a great deal of attention during the germination process. Moisture and a constant and consistent heat range must be maintained. Place the seeds in sterile media and cover 1/4” deep. Provide 85°F bottom heat, bright light and keep moist at all times. Seeds will germinate in 7 – 21 days. Transplant seedlings into pots and grow until there are 6 true leaves on the plant. Plant them directly into rich soil, 30” apart or into containers.