Achar Hot Pepper Seeds -Capsicum annuum
- SCOVILLE HEAT UNITS: 5,000 – 30,000 SHU
- CAPSICUM ANNUUM
85 days. Capsicum annuum. Open Pollinated. The plant produces good yields of 3 ¼" long by 1" wide hot peppers. Peppers are hot, have medium thin flesh, and turn from green to deep red when mature. The plant has green stems, green leaves, and white flowers. Excellent for pickling and seasoning spice. A variety from India.
COLD TREATMENTS Exposing the seedlings to controlled cold treatments can increase the number of flowers and fruits. When the third true leaf appears, grow the plants at a minimum night temperature of 53-55°F (12-13°C) for 4 weeks. The plants should receive full sunlight. After 4 weeks adjust temperature to 70°F (21°C) day and night. If this technique is used, peppers should be seeded 1-2 weeks earlier than usual.
TRANSPLANTING: Transplant out after frost when the soil is warm and weather is settled. Ideal seedlings have buds, but no open flowers. Set plants 12-18" apart in rows 24-36" apart, or 2 rows on poly/paper mulch, 18" between plants. Water-in transplants using a high phosphorus solution.