Hot Lolly Chilli Seeds produce fruit that are 7cm-10cm long that ripen from creamy green to orange and then red. The fruit can be eaten at any stage, with the red being the hottest at about 50,000 Scoville.
Hot Lolly is a Capsicum annuum which is a species of the plant genus Capsicum native to southern North America, the Caribbean, and northern South America. This species is the most common and extensively cultivated of the five domesticated capsicums. The species encompasses a wide variety of shapes and sizes of peppers, both mild and hot, such as bell peppers, jalapeños, and cayenne peppers. Capsicum annuum is an evergreen Perennial growing to 1m by 1m at a medium rate. It is hardy to UK zone 9 and is frost tender. It is in leaf all year, in flower from July to September, and the seeds ripen from August to October. The species is hermaphrodite (which has both male and female organs).
Hot Lolly makes for a super pot/container plant as it only grows to a max height of 40cm.
The seeds should be sown in either a heated propagator or a heated greenhouse and kept at a constant high temperature. In order to produce fruit successfully, the seed should be sown early in the season and the plants must be kept at a constant high temperature and watered as required.
Handle peppers with extreme caution, keep out of reach of children and immature adults!!
PLEASE NOTE - we do not recommend growing chillies on a windowsill, especially the hotter varieties. Chillies need a constant and consistent temperature to germinate and windowsills above radiators do not provide the ideal conditions, especially overnight when temperatures drop dramatically. Significant drops in temperature will slow and possibly halt germination.
Hot Lolly Chilli Seed Information
|Seeds Per Pack:||20|
|Sow Hot Scale:|
|Scoville Rating:||50,000 SHU (View the Scoville Scale)|
|When to Sow:||January - April|
|Time to Fruit:||80 days|
|Harvest:||August - October|