Chocolate Fatalii Pepper Seed ( Capsicum chinense) Very hot Heirloom
one of the world hottest chilies related to Habanero
Plants are compact and perfect for containers. Use one plant per 18-inch pot.
Fatalii/Chocolate. This is one of the hottest chillies in the world. It is related to the Habanero, and plants grow to 4ft tall and produce many attractive wrinkled pods which ripen deep dark brown, even inside.
The flavor has a hint of citrus. Scoville of the Fatalii is around 300,000.
Interesting shape and spicy taste make this pepper good to eat fresh, pickle, or use as a garnish. " Make Great Jamaican Jerk sauce
Great for homemade hot sauce,a little bit goes a long way.
The plants grow 20 to 25 inches in height, and plant distance should be about the same.
Fatalii plants love full sun and really thrive in a greenhouse. The plants are also suitable for containers--which is great, because you can pick the sunniest place around the house and get them indoors in time before the first fall freeze kicks in (like with all pepper plants, freeze would be fatal to Fatalii).
Starting Pepper Seeds
Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Peppers germinate best in warm soil, so gentle bottom heat may be helpful until seedlings emerge. Wait to transplant outdoors until soil is warm.
Pepper varieties come from tropical humid regions. The temperature, moisture, and air circulation all play a role in growing plants from seeds. Too little heat, too much moisture, and lack of air circulation will cause poor results. Do not use jiffy peat pots, plugs, or potting soil as the soil becomes too dry or too wet, which can lead to disease and fungus. We have experienced disease and low germination when using these types of products. Use Organic Seed Starting Material for best germination results.
Peppers, like tomatoes, grow in well-drained fertile soil. Almost all peppers have the same requirements for successful growth. Plant them in good, well-drained, fertile soil – and make sure they get lots of sunlight and a good inch of water per week. In many ways, they mimic the same requirements needed for growing great tomatoes.
At Planting Time:
We plant all of our peppers with a good shovel full of compost in the planting hole, and then give them a good dose of compost tea every few weeks for the first 6 weeks of growth. We also mulch around each of our pepper plants with a good 1 to 2″ thick layer of compost.
Growing Hot Peppers in Containers
Peppers can be grown all year long in containers. It is suitable for apartment dwellers and gardeners who live in cool regions where the number of growing days are limited. Many pepper enthusiasts grow peppers in pots so they can have fresh peppers all year long. It’s best to use 5 gallon containers so the roots do not get too overcrowded
Requires fertile soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply much and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant.
Water well with soaker hoses during dry and hot spells.
Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Apply Miracle Gro every two weeks.
Harvest hot peppers when they are fully mature using a garden scissor so you don't damage the plant. Pick peppers as they mature to encourage new buds to form.