Chilli Hot Portugal


  • Capsicum annuum
  • Seed Packet contains approx 20 seeds.
  • Open Pollinated. Italian heirloom. Organically grown seed.

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Chilli Hot Portugal

Chilli Hot Portugal is a 1m tall plant producing very heavy yields of 20cm long fruits. It can pack some punch in the heat department, largely from the seeds. The earliest chilli to ripen in my 2022 garden (mid February) and the plants in the hothouse began ripening in January. Hottest when red.

5,000 to 30,000 Scoville Heat Units.

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.

The more heat you can give them in Tasmania the better.

Spacing – 50cm.

  • Go back to Capsicums
  • Capsicums on the WIKI
  • The name pepper was given by Europeans when Christopher Columbus brought the plant back to Europe. At that time, black pepper (peppercorns), from the unrelated plant Piper nigrum originating from India, was a highly prized condiment.
  • The name pepper was applied in Europe to all known spices with a hot and pungent taste and was therefore extended to genus Capsicum when it was introduced from the Americas.

Germination: Optimal Soil temperature is 24 to 30 C (around 10 to 20 days to germination, longer at lower temps)

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