Description – This nearly fire-free habanero offers all the tasty tropical
flavour of a standard habanero, but without the burn. A fully
ripe fruit is an amazing glowing orange colour and also has its most well-developed and complex flavour.
Sowing – Sow seed thinly on the surface of a good, free-draining compost. Cover with a fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place in a propagator at 25-30°C (77-86°F) for up to 30 days. Reduce to 20°C (68°F) once germinated, maintaining a minimum of 15°C (59°F) after pricking out. Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into 7.5cm (3in) pots.
Growing – For Indoor Crops: Plant 2 plants per grow bag or individually into 20cm (8in) pots. For Outdoor Crops: Gradually acclimatise plants to outdoor conditions for 10-15 days before planting 45cm (18in) apart in moist, well-drained fertile soil in a sunny position. Plant in final situation from early June once frost risk has passed and protect from biting winds. Feed weekly with tomato fertiliser once first fruits have set.
Harvest – March to April