50 FATALII PEPPER SEEDS ,AKA Long Scotch Bonnet, Hot and Flavorful,Capsicum chinense

$ 3.65
SKU P6679S

The Fatalii Pepper originates from central Africa. It is one of the top 5 or 6 hottest peppers known.  It ranges 100,000 to 300,000 on the Scoville Scale, but commonly tests at 250,000 or.more.Fatalii plants grow on average to about 2', but can grow as tall as 4'. 

This is one of the hottest chilies in the world. It  is related to the Habanero, and plants grow to 4ft tall and produce many attractive wrinkled pods which ripen from light green to yellow/pale orange. .A very compact, densely foliaged plants bear an abundance of bright yellow thin-skinned hot peppers . Interesting shape and spicy taste make this pepper good to eat fresh, pickle, or use as a garnish. " Make Great Jamaican Jerk sauce !!green when young and turn yellow as they mature with fruits around 3" long.  Fatalii's thrive in full sun and do well in pots.Behind the Fatalii's intense fire, there is a citrus flavor with a taste of lemon and sometimes peach. 

 

Germination Requirements

Like most peppers, fatali varieties take seven to 14 days to germinate and they require warm, moist conditions to sprout successfully. Planting the seeds indoors approximately eight weeks before the last spring frost or before the average temperature is above 65 degrees Fahrenheit, helps ensure even germination and healthy seedlings. Seedling pots filled with a sterile seed-starting soil that is kept moist throughout germination further aids sprouting. Germination occurs evenly when soil temperatures remain between 70 and 80 degrees during the sprouting process. Placing a plastic cover over the pots until the seeds sprout helps retain moisture and warmth during germination.

Growing Requirements

Fatali peppers require full sunlight for at least eight hours daily to reach a productive maturity. Locations that provide rich, well-drained soil and warmth further aids plant growth. Amending garden-bed soil with compost aids drainage and supplies some nutrients, but the plants also benefit from the application of an all-purpose balanced fertilizer at planting. Fatali grows best in soil with a pH level between 5.5 to 6.8, which most established garden beds provide. Soil testing allows you to determine the pH of new beds and amend them to alter the pH as necessary.

Basic Care

Once planted outdoors, fatali peppers require ongoing maintenance to reach maturity. Providing the plants with about 1 inch of water weekly, from irrigation or natural rainfall, supplies the moisture necessary for healthy plant growth. Mulching the bed with a 2-inch layer of an organic mulch retains moisture and prevents weed growth. Plastic mulch provides an alternative to organic options, and may help warm the soil in cooler climates. The peppers also need a second application of fertilizer or compost at mid-season, after the first fruits begin to form.

Maturity and Harvest

Plants begin producing peppers at maturity, which can take until 90 days after transplanting. Fatali peppers grow to 3 inches long and are fully mature when the peppers turn orange. The skin develops a slight sheen when full maturity is reached. Pulling peppers from the plant can damage it, so it's best to clip the mature fruits from the stems with clean shears. A mature fatali pepper plant continues to produce when you harvest frequently. The plant declines once temperatures begin to cool in fall.

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