Chilli Sechuan facing Heaven
Chilli Sechuan facing Heaven produces more heat than the little chilli lets on. The plants grow to around 1.5m tall and yield plenty of small green turning to red chillies. Rated around 10,000 to 50,000 Scoville Heat Units, but i swear some are double that.
Tasty peppers with citrus overtones, Ripens to red during February when grown in a hothouse in Tasmania. A famous chilli from China.
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 – 50-80cm.
- 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)