Red Savina Chilli Pepper
Capsicum chinense 'Red Savina'
Bonnet Pepper, Datil Pepper, Habanero Pepper, Piri-Piri Pepper, Squash Pepper
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Red Savina is a cultivar of the habenero chilli, it was selectivly breed to produce hotter, larger and heavier fruit by a breeder in California. The Red Savina held the record for being the hottest chilli from 1994 until 2006, when it was replaced by the Naga Jolokia pepper.
Fruit is harvested when ripe, deep red in colour.
Sow seed in late winter after last frosts outside. Or germinate indoors and replant outside when warmer. Germination is slow - be patient.
Can be grown in pots, provide good drainage.
America, hybrid breed in California
Soil PH preference
Fruits are edible, but very hot.
Susceptible to powdery mildew. Provide good airflow through leaves to prevent dieases.