Hoa Lat is a bushy, heavy producer of medium sized, long tapered fruit. It is another of my mild heat range favourites and is so easy to grow.
The fruit starts of yellow-green and ripens to a bright glossy red.
I have only eaten this raw in salads and haven’t cooked with it. It has a fruity almost tangy taste that swirls around your cheeks and then settles on the tip of your tongue. The initial punch can be severe but it dissipates quickly leaving a nice taste in your mouth.
The guys at the Western Australia Chilli Seed Exchange have the seeds for sale here http://wacse.org/product/hoa-lat/ and the lads there put it at 20,000 Scoville Heat Units.
Perth Fruiting Months:
November to June
I use a mid range nitrogen and high potassium fertiliser regime during the summer months. Soil is improved with compost and manure and has a ~5-10% by weight of clay to sand ratio. Drainage is good.
I usually spray my chili plants with Dipel and pyrethrum (my go to natural insecticide spray) if I notice grub damage to the pods. The tomato grub in particular likes the larger fleshier chilis like the Trinidad Scorpion.
GICICI Chili Plants
|7 pot primo||1,200,000||I got this beast of a chili from @Cantstandtheheat. See them on Facebook.|
|choc moruga scorpion||2,000,000||I got this amazing looking chili from @Cantstandtheheat. See them on Facebook.|
|jalapeno||6,000||Literally my favourite chili!|
|TS butch t||1,400,000||TS stands for Trinidad Scorpion. HOT HOT HOT 🙂|
|TS cardi||800,000||TS stands for Trinidad Scorpion. HOT HOT HOT 🙂|
|yellow wax||15,000||A very very mild chili great for adding crunch to salads.|
|zimbabwe bird||200,000||Spicy little fruit and my most beautiful chili plant.|
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