Chilli Bubba is another very fruity chilli coming from the C. baccatum species. Will grow to 6 ft tall so provide some space. The hubba bubba fruits are not for the faint hearted however. Whilst not raging full of fire, the milk may still be required. Rated at 30,000 to 100,000 Scoville Heat Units, but a few still caught me unprepared.
Bubba is said to handle cooler climates better however I have only grown this variety in the hothouse so far.
I recommend adding some black plastic on top of the soil at planting to keep soil temperatures higher. This really helps in a cool climate.
Sow – Start on a heat mat or indoors in August, plant out after risk of frost and soils warmed (early November in cool climate). Can start earlier if planting in a hot house. Lay black plastic on ground and plant into an X cut-out if planting outside. They need consistent warmth in Tasmania.
Spacing – 80-100cm.
Capsicum fruits have been a part of human diets since about 7,500 BC, and are one of the oldest cultivated crops in the Americas, as origins of cultivating chili peppers are traced to east-central Mexico some 6,000 years ago. They were one of the first self-pollinating crops cultivated in Mexico, Central America, and parts of South America.
Germination: Optimal Soil temperature is 24 to 30 C (around 10 to 20 days to germination, longer at lower temps)