Chilli Kalugeritsa


  • Capsicum annuum
  • Seed Packet contains approx 10 seeds.
  • Open Pollinated. Organically Grown

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Chilli Kalugeritsa

Chilli Kalugeritsa is a lovely and delicious pepper from eastern North Macedonia. The heat is Jalapeno level and was created by Steve Neuman who collected the seeds while visiting the village of Kalugeritsa (He could not find the name of the variety so named it after the village). A rare pepper that was donated to me by a customer.

Was a month earlier to start ripening for me than Jalapenos (Planted in hothouse 31/10/23, ripening began late February 24). Also very useful for roasting.

Bush to around 80 to 90cm tall.  Scoville heat Units 2,500 to 10,000.

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

Cool Climate: AUG– NOV (Heat mat)

Temperate: AUG – JAN

Sub – Tropical: JUL – APR

Tropical: ALL YEAR

Arid: AUG – JAN

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)

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