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Hot Pepper ‘Hangjiao (HJ8) Total Eclipse Space Chili’ Seeds (Certified Organic)

The chiles can get over 10 inches long and are great for roasting, stuffing, dried seasoning, stir fry and sauces.

Availability: In stock

$4.95
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Details

Also known as the Chinese Space Chili. The Space Chilis are from China. In the 1980s, researchers there sent seeds of many plant types into space, claiming that cosmic radiation increased everything from germination to growing rates to productivity. These peppers can be eaten green or red and have, some sweetness especially when roasted. The chiles can get over 10 inches long and are great for roasting, stuffing, dried seasoning, stir fry and sauces. They are capsicum like in flavor with a medium thick wall that has a crisp satisfying crunch. The HJ8 Total Eclipse Space Chili has a similar flavor to an Anaheim pepper, and roughly the same size. Non-Isolated. 

SHU: 1,000 - 8,000

Michigan Seeds and Plants grown on our farm, Renegade Acres, in Howell, MI!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Capsicum annuum
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 10 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 15 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/4 in.
When to Sow Indoors 8-10 weeks before last spring frost
Growing Height 36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
Plant Spacing 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger N/A
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH Requirements 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic), 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Days to Harvest 80-90
Propagation Methods From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Heat (Scoville Heat Units) 1,000-2,999 SHU, 3,000-4,999 SHU, 5,000-9,999 SHU
Pepper Color Green changing to red
Pepper Shape Long, Tapered, Twisted
Pepper Size Large (more than 6in. in length), Medium (3in. to 6in. in length)
Pepper Usage Drying, Fresh (salsa, salads), Frying, Roasting, Stuffing
Seeds Per Pack 15