Hot Chilli Pepper De Arbol

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Chiles de arbol are related to the cayenne pepper, producing heavy crops of narrow, 4-5” curved chiles on 24-36 inch plants that start out green and mature to bright red delivering slightly less heat than the Cayenne.  They are a favourite ingredient in salsas, but are also commonly added to soups and foods which the smoky accent complements.

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Hot Chilli Pepper De Arbol

Hot Chilli Pepper De Arbol. A famous Pepper form Chihuahua, Mexico, also known as the Bird’s Beak Pepper. The name “De Arbol” means “treelike”in Spanish and refers to the woody stems attached to the pods of these Chile Peppers.  Chiles de arbol are related to the cayenne pepper, producing heavy crops of narrow, 4-5” curved chiles on 24-36 inch plants that start out green and mature to bright red delivering slightly less heat than the Cayenne.  They are a favourite ingredient in salsas, but are also commonly added to soups and foods which the smoky accent complements. Matures 80-100 days from germination.

Cultivation Advice Hot Chilli Pepper De Arbol

Days to Germination: 10-21

Optimum Soil Temp. for Germination: 70F+

Days To Harvest: 80-100

Planting Depth: 1/4in

Spacing, Plant: 18-24 inches

Light: Greenhouse / Conservatory

  • Sow seeds 1/4″ deep in 3in pots with quality soil based seed compost from early spring.
  • Keep moist.  Seedlings emerge in 10-21 days at 70degrees F+.
  • Temperature is critical for germination.
  • Transplant to individual containers when seedlings have at least two pairs of leaves.
  • When 4-5 inches plant 18″ apart in greenhouse / conservatory with root ball 1/2″ below the soil surface.
  • Keep moist and feed when flowering with tomato type fertiliser.
  • Harvest when fruits have reached full-size and full colour.