PETENERO Peppers Seeds, Capsicum chinense.
hot; Habanero; 1 to 1.25 inches long by 1 to 1.25 inches wide; medium thick flesh; matures from green to golden orange; pendant pods; green leaves; 24 to 30 inches tall; Late Season (80-90 days); Uses: Unusually Shaped Fruit, Prolific; from Guatemala; C.chinense.
Petenero. This variety was found in the jungle surrounding the Petain area in Guatemala. There are about 27 ancient Maya settlements in this area, so we can assume that this pepper was cultivated and used by the Maya ancients when they existed. The fruit ripens from green to orange. The pod has a pleasant sweet, tastes, and medium spiciness. The maturity is 80 - 90 days. The plant is a perennial plant. The height of the plant is 60 - 80 cm. Acuity 20.000 - 30.000 Scoville.
Â· I grow these special plants in my own Garden without pesticides. I harvest my own seeds and plant them each year. Plant your own, so that you can, save the seeds and plant them again the following year.
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Green Thumb Tip!
Sow seeds indoors Â¼" deep. Peppers germinate best in warm soil, so gentle bottom heat may be helpful until seedlings emerge. Wait to transplant outdoors until soil is warm.
Peppers, like tomatoes, grow in well-drained fertile soil. Almost all peppers have the same requirements for successful growth. Plant them in good, well-drained, fertile soil â and make sure they get lots of sunlight and a good inch of water per week. In many ways, they mimic the same requirements needed for growing great tomatoes.
At Planting Time:
We plant all of our peppers with a good shovel full of compost in the planting hole, and then give them a good dose of compost tea every few weeks for the first 6 weeks of growth. We also mulch around each of our pepper plants with a good 1 to 2â³ thick layer of compost.
Peppers often like to take their sweet time germinating. They can be up in a week, and some will take almost a month. Even with paper towel germination testing, they can take long. I am not sure why, but it is a normal occurrence. So plan and make sure you start them early enough! Also, remember they like heat to germinate so make sure you have a heating mat or something to keep the soil warm. Placing them up on top of the fridge often works too since it is normally warmer up there.
Peppers do very well grown in pots.
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