Capsicum General Sowing information: Chilli seeds sow early as some of the very hot peppers can take 120+ days from transplanting to fruiting. Temp should be maintained at the indicated temp 25-30°C day and night, chilli seeds will germinate at 25C but will take longer 30C+ is the preferred temp for hot chillies, Jolokia, Morich, Tepin and Habanero chillies they can also be slow and erratic to emerge (allow up to 35+ days for germination) compost should not be too moist to prevent the seeds from rotting, keep chilli seed & seedlings out of draughts. Chilli peppers require high temperatures to produce the hottest chillies, too much water, nitrogen and low temperatures will reduce the pungency of the fruits. Fruit does not set below 15°C and above 33°C, flowers can also drop if night temp exceeds 25°C. Scoville ratings are approx, 150,000+ is really hot!See also chilli seed collections for some great savings."
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