For the last few years we have been growing the famous Dorset Naga, Bengle Naga, Dorset Zinger, Bhut Jolokia and Fire chillies. This year we have decided to trial new chilli varieties with a view to scaling up production next year. To allow this we have had to get some land and acquire a new poly tunnel to house our growing family of chillies.
New chilli varieties sown for are:
7 Pod Brainstrain Red -awesome name!
Moruga Scorpion – (on a side note, I love the way my predictive software tries to change Moruga to morgue – the Morgue Scorpion 🙂 )
Fatalii Jigsaw ( predictive text now wants to rename Fatalii to fatal 🙂 – The Fatal Jigsaw Super Hot Chilli!)
Defcon 7 (and predictably Defcon is a Deacon Chilli .. )
It is always an amazing sight to me when the new season chilli seedlings start to appear – Our 2016 super hot Chilli Seedlings are no exception. This season the first seeds to be sown were the Dorset Naga, Bengle Naga’s, Dorset Zingers, Fire Chillies, Carolina Reaper, Bhut Jolokia Red, Bhut Jolokia White, Bhut Jolokia Chocolate, Red Scorpion, and Yellow Scorpion.
Chillies can be slow to germinate so patience is required (not easy for me!) The germination rates after 20 days are :
This seasons 1st job was to get our super hot chilli seeds sown today. Some old favourites – Dorset Naga, Bengle Naga, Fire and Dorset Zinger. Using good quality seed compost with some added vermiculite, the chilli seeds were sown and lightly covered with a dusting of vermiculite. Chilli seeds can be slow to germinate and the need a hot environment to kick start the germination process.
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