This, is a Chocolate Habarnero Chilli.
It's hot... really hot. So hot that if a capsicum rates zero on the scoville scale, this baby can get up to 385 000. So hot in fact that I am a touch chicken of this chilli. I am also a little chicken of how to actually spell chili, but that's neither here nor there.
Okay, blathering and spelling aside, this chilli scares the bejeezers out of me. But I have been asked to try to grow some seedlings from it as a favour (people are under the mistaken assumption that ali plants = ali grows), and so try to grow this baby I will.
I have read and heard lots of advice about growing chillis, and as usual I am just going to choose the one that suits me best. Because I don't want to handle the chilli, let along cut it open and pick out the seeds, I have chosen the "plant the whole thing, wait for seedlings, then separate method".
Then, after the 100 days they may take to germinate, wait for the seedlings to develop 5 leaves, and then plant out. Up in the air. High, somewhere the boys will never get to. Perhaps the roof of the house? Well drained soil, lots of potassium, not too much nitrogen, did I say very well drained, keep them wet but not too wet, full sun but perhaps not the Australian version of full sun... and I think that's it.
Oh, and mulch well.
Wish me luck.
ps I was going to entitle this post as H for Habarnero, but I just so wanted to use scovilles in the title that I couldn't resist.
But I reserve the right to use this for H if I can't find anything else.