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Chili Pepper: Hoa Lat

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 and the lads there put it at 20,000 Scoville Heat Units.




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Fruiting Months:

November to May

Please see my Grow It Perth calendar.


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 primo1,200,000I got this beast of a chili from @Cantstandtheheat. See them on Facebook.
bhut jolokia1,000,000
black pearl30,000
choc moruga scorpion2,000,000I got this amazing looking chili from @Cantstandtheheat. See them on Facebook.
habanero orange200,000
hoa lat
hungarian black10,000
jalapeno6,000Literally my favourite chili!
TS butch t1,400,000TS stands for Trinidad Scorpion. HOT HOT HOT 🙂
TS cardi800,000TS stands for Trinidad Scorpion. HOT HOT HOT 🙂
yellow wax15,000A very very mild chili great for adding crunch to salads.
zimbabwe bird200,000Spicy little fruit and my most beautiful chili plant.

Related Links:
  • see more posts about growing chilis here
  • see more cooking with chili posts here
  • go to all meal ingredients here
  • go the Grow It Perth calendar
  • see a work in progress map of edible plant species here

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