Grow fresh Red Hot Chili Pepper at home!
Chili peppers are available throughout the year to add zest to flavorful dishes around the world. Red Chili Pepper is the plant that puts fire on your tongue and maybe even a tear in your eye when you eat spicy Mexican, simmering Szechuan or smouldering Indian food. Chili peppers are used as food and seasoning and revered for their medicinal qualities.
Measures 80 000 units on the Scoville scale.
Our Red Chili Pepper benefits:
- Our indoor gardens grow plants like a Nespresso/Keurig coffee machine, only instead of coffee pods with various flavours, we offer plant pods with different seeds.
- Two teaspoons of red chili peppers provide about 6% of the daily need for vitamin C coupled with more than 10% of the daily value for vitamin A.
- The next time you make healthy sautéed vegetables, add some chili peppers to turn up the spice volume.
- No pesticides, herbicides or any other harmful substances are used!
Plant is not edible. Poisonous!
Sprouts in: 7 - 21 days
Harvest in: 14 - 18 weeks
Grows best at: 68°F – 95°F
- You can speed up the germination process by raising the temperature to at least 79°F (26°C).
- If multiple seeds germinate in a pod, leave one seedling to grow to ensure enough space and nutrients for the plant.
- Please note! Only the fruits of the chili are edible, the rest of the plant is poisonous and should not be consumed.
- Do not cut or prune your plant before fruiting - it will form flowers and fruits at the top of the plant.
- Once your plant is flowering it needs to be pollinated by hand. Do this by gently shaking your plant to carry pollen from one blossom to the next.
- Red Hot Chili Pepper fruits ripen from white/purple to a bright red colour approximately 12 weeks after they are planted.
- Red Hot Chili Pepper fruits have a heat level of up to 80 000 on Scoville heat units.
- Friendly warning! It is always a good precaution to wash your hands after handling chili peppers. It is also best to avoid rubbing your eyes or touching other tender body parts after handling any chilies.