Cheiro Recife chilli seeds. This chilli is one of those rare and unusual chillies that comes from Brazil. Not much information about this variety, but we presume Recife is the name of the city that this variety is named after. "Cheiro" literally translated means "Smell" in portuguese. And this is a very aromatic chilli indeed! Very characteristic pods with a heart shaped pheno with a pronounced point. This chilli is quite similar to the Biquinho/Chupetinho, but is different. Pods change from a light pale green cream to orange and ultimately red. The exterior of these pods is bumpy and not smoothe like the Biquinho chillies. These chillies have a fantastic Habanero/Scotch Bonnet aroma and are crunchy and very juicy. Flavour is diluted habanero flavour. Heat is medium, but can surprise if plants are under watered. These would be great for salsas, cooking and making into a lovely medium strength chilli powder that has a fantastic aroma.
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|Start:||Start Indoors: July - August (About 8 weeks before the last frost) Plant Outdoors: First weeks of October (Weather Permitting - night time temperatures have to be over 10ºC)|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, well drained soil.|
|Sunlight:||Generally Full Sun. The more the better. Seedlings should be introduced to sun gradually in early spring and protected with 40% shade netting (if possible). Some of the Wild chilli varieties perefer dappled sunlight.|
|Days to harvest:||Generally between 65 - 100 days from planting. This can vary depending on variety and on given growing conditions and weather. Insect or plant (hail) damage may also slow plant growth.|
|Spacing:||Plant 45 - 60cm apart and raise roots above ground level in raised beds or rows.|