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.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Summer

Fruiting time

Summer, Autumn

Harvesting

Fruit is harvested when ripe, deep red in colour.

Propagation

Seed

Sow seed in late winter after last frosts outside. Or germinate indoors and replant outside when warmer. Germination is slow - be patient.

Special features

Pot plant

Can be grown in pots, provide good drainage.

Special features

Origin

America, hybrid breed in California

Natural climate

Hot Interior

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Loam

Soil PH preference

Neutral

Frost hardiness

Tender

Uses

Edible

Fruits are edible, but very hot.

Personality

Family

Solanaceae

Flower colour

White

Scent

None

Problems

Susceptible to powdery mildew. Provide good airflow through leaves to prevent dieases.

Related Problems

Companion plants

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