Pepper - Buena Mulata - Chili Pepper (Capsicum annuum) Sweet and Smoky Hot Chili Peppers Non GMO & Organic Heirloom Vegetable
Height 60 cm
This variety is a rare and extremely productive heirloom chili pepper variety; plants produce 6 to 8 cm peppers that undergo colour changes as they ripen and mature - colours ranging from violet purple through to orange, tan, and orange to red, with beautiful deep purple stems.
The flavour changes with the colours; red provides a fruity heat. Makes an extra flavourful salsa morada with high-test heat. Heat profile: 30,000 to 50,000 Scoville units, not too crazy hot - just perfect. The heat is comparable to a Cayenne pepper. Recommended for containers where climates are colder. * grown as an annual
- Prefers sun part shade
- Start seeds indoors; fill a seed tray or some 10cm pots with moist seed compost and flatten down. Sow a few seeds on top and cover with a fine sprinkling of vermiculite or compost. Place in a propagator; if you don't have a propagator, place seed trays in a plastic bag or put plastic wrap over the seed trays to keep moisture and warmth
- Germinates (at 18-25C (64-77F)); typically takes 7-10 days, ensure the compost is kept evenly moist without letting it get soaking wet.
- When your seedlings start to grow, move them to a warm, sunny windowsill (or heated greenhouse).
- When seedlings are strong enough to handle without breaking, gently transplant them from trays into individual pots of compost.
- Gradually acclimatize your plants to outdoor conditions over a period of 7 to 10 days before transplanting them into well prepared beds of fertile, moist, well-drained soil after all risk of frost has passed.
- Spacing: 50cm (20") apart
- water deeply
- Attracts bees and insects that pollinate chilli flowers; attracted by nectar.
- Seed Count: 25