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Chilli Pepper 'Yellow Reaper'

Capsicum annuum | Chilli Pepper

Half-hardy Annual

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One of the hottest chillies in the world

Exceeds 1 million SHU

The perfect plant for Chilli Bravados!

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If you are brave enough to try a chilli which breaks the Scoville Scale, then look no further than Chilli Pepper ‘Yellow Reaper.’ These innocent-looking yellow, lantern-shaped, knobbly fruits have a curled scorpion tail to warn you that they exceed 1,000000 SHU making them one of the very hottest chillies in the world. Like other Reaper chillies, the extreme heat is followed by a fruity, citrus after taste. A cross between the Ghost Pepper and Golden Habanero, Chilli ‘Yellow Reaper’ is ideal for Chilli bravados who enjoy a blazing inferno although we recommend having a fire extinguisher nearby! Height: 75cm (30”). Spread: 50cm (20”).

Take care when handling these chillies.  Always wear gloves and never touch your eyes without washing your hands first.

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Height Up to 75cm (30in)
Spread Up to 50cm (20in)

Half-hardy Annual

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1 x peat-free 9cm potted plant (KC3158)
3 x peat-free 9cm potted plants (KC3159)

Chilli peppers may be grown undercover in a greenhouse or polytunnel, or grown outdoors in a sheltered position in full sun. Pot up young plants and grow them on in warm frost free conditions. When plants are well grown transplant them into grow bags and containers, or plant them in well prepared beds of fertile, well drained soil. When growing chilli peppers outdoors, gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over a period of 7 to 10 days prior to transplanting them. Space pepper plants at a distance of 50cm (20") apart.

Feed and water pepper plants regularly throughout the growing season to prevent the flower buds from dropping. Taller varieties of chilli peppers may require staking. Provide a thick mulch of organic matter around the base of the plants to help conserve moisture and reduce weed growth. In greenhouses, maintain high humidity by damping down paths daily. Harvest peppers singly by cutting them from the plant by with secateurs or pull the entire plant when full of red peppers, and hang upside down in the kitchen for use all year long. Peppers grown outdoors must be harvested before the first frosts.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £5.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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