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Dare you grow the world’s hottest chilli? At over 2.2 million SHU’s (Scoville Heat Units) the Carolina Reaper is the Guinness World Record holder and not for the faint hearted! Despite its searing heat, it has a sweet, fruity flavour with chocolate cherry undertones.
All super-hot chillies are a challenge to grow from seed, they need to be sown early and require a fair bit of heat to get started. You’ll need a heated propagator and maintain the temperature at 28 to 30°C. The hotter the chilli the more time and heat it needs.
Warning: gloves must be worn when handling plants and fruit. DO NOT EAT the raw fruit.
SOW INDOORS February Depth Half-in/1.5cm Temperature 28 -30°C in pot or bedding compost. When seedlings emerge reduce temperature to 60-65°F/15-18°C. When seedlings are 2in/5cm high, transplant to 3in/7.5cm pots and then to growing bags or the greenhouse border. For outdoor crops harden off in June and plant on a sunny sheltered spot in the garden. Keep well watered. Harvest July-October
Caution: Warning: gloves must be worn when handling seeds, plants and fruit. DO NOT EAT the raw fruit.
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