Full sun. Well drained soil.
Sow seeds in seed tray, cover with soil, water in.
Or plant straight in the ground.
Transplant when seeds are 5cm high.
Mulch to retain moisture.
When seedlings are 5cm high, plant in fertile soil, and follow planting and spacing guidelines.
Choose a pot at least 200mm-300mm wide.
Position in a sunny spot.
Fill pot with potting mix, sow seeds directly, or transplant from eed raising mix filled and seeded tray when seedlings are 5cm high.
Harvest when chilli is full-formed, harvest young for sweeter taste.
For hotter taste, harvest when fully ripe.
Pick often to encourage more flowering and fruiting.
Make sure the chilli is fully ripe before picking.
Using a sharp knife cut the pod in half exposing the seeds.
Scrape the seeds away from the flesh taking care not to damage the seeds.
Dry the seeds in a dark, well-ventilated space.
The seeds are ready to be stored once they no longer bend, store in an airtight container in a cool dark place until needed.
Zone 1 - Cool
September , October , November
Zone 2 - Temperate
July , August , September , October , November , December
Zone 3 - Subtropical
January , February , March , July , August , September , October , November , December