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Characteristics: Annual or perennial shrub
Seed per packet: Approx 15
A small Heirloom dark red Mexican chilli 5 to 7.5 cm long that are also known as “Birds Beak” or “Rats Tail Chilli”
Chile de Arbol peppers can be used fresh, cooked, or powdered. The thin-skinned fruits of Chile de Arbol are ideal for drying and retain their dark red colour when dried.
The heat index is between 15,000 - 30,000 Scoville units.
Adaptable to most garden soils but prefers a well-drained, well fed soil in a sunny position. Annual in temperate climates perennial in the tropics.
Capsicums require warmth for germination, if starting early provide warmth.
Tropical: Year Round
Temperate: Early Spring to Early Summer
Cold: Mid-Spring to Early Summer
Sow: 6mm deep.
Grow in trays of a good seed raising mix and transplant when 6-7cm tall.
Germination: 10-14 days.
Plant space: 50cm
Row space: 50cm
Maturity: 10-12 weeks
Feed with a soluble fertiliser every two weeks for stronger plants.