The fatalii peppers belong to the Capsicum chinense family, which also includes the Habanero Orange
and many of the hottest varieties in the world.
Originally from Central Africa, it is believed to have been brought over and cultivated by slaves returning home from the Caribbean. The peppers grow in bushes up to 70 cm high and have a distinctive pointed shape. The peppers ripen from green to red and can reach 6-8 cm long and about 3 cm wide.
Unlike other members of this chili family, the fatalii chili immediately gives an intense heat in your mouth that lasts for a long time. Plus, you get a signature rich citrus flavor that makes fatalii chili the perfect ingredient for delicious salsas with exotic fruits. Thanks to the thin outer walls of the peppers, they are also very suitable for drying out.
Cultivated in a pot, the compact plants overwinter easily. The ideal germination temperature is between 24°C and 30°C. It is therefore recommended to use a greenhouse and heater. The plants need fresh, well-fertilized, draining soil and do not tolerate waterlogging. They should be planted in a sunny, sheltered location with at least 6 hours of sunlight - preferably more.
Since the plants have a particularly long ripening period, it is recommended to grow them in a pot so that you can easily bring the plant indoors when the daytime temperature drops below 12°C and all the fruits can ripen. To keep the plant overwintering, cut it back 20 cm after harvest and put it in a light place where it is at least 15 ° C.