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Chocolate habanero is a very hot pepper with a unique flavour. The plant grows up to 1 metre tall and produces masses of fruit, 4-6cm long. Long growing season, most suitable for greenhouse or polytunnel production. If you are new to growing chillies we recommend you try Cayenne Red or Jalapeno, they are easier to grow and can even be planted outside.
Sow the chocolate habanero chilli seed about 1 cm deep into a seed tray or in small pots or cells. Cover lightly, water and place inside at between 20-25 Celsius. To aid germination, place the tray in a plastic bag.
Sow January-March. Germination can be slow with some hot peppers. As soon as seedlings are large enough to handle, prick out. Transplant the seedlings into small individual pots. Use rich compost and keep the plants between 20-30 Celsius during the growing season. For best production keep the plants in the greenhouse. Regular feeding is recommended.