Chilli Condors Beak
Chilli Condors Beak is a unique and rare Habanero-type chili from Brazil. Named after the bird’s beak shape of the fruit. Grows to around 80 cm high with 5 cm long tapering chilis.
The colour of the fruits changes from green to purple to deep red with purple hints when ripe.
The taste is aromatic and fruity and the heat is quite intense at around the 250,000 Scoville Heat Units mark. Not a killer, but also not for the faint hearted. One of the best performers of the hot chillies in my 2022/23 hothouse season.
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. Hothouses are ideal.
- Soak seeds in lukewarm water for a few days before sowing
Spacing – 60-80cm.
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)