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Advice before buying these.
on 21 January 2012
I have bought these seeds two years in a row now, and always had results. I grown them at home on a window ledge, with only around 6 hours sun at peak summer. If I can grow them, You can too. They are however one of the hardest chillies I have ever grown, even harder than Red Habs and Red Savina (hotter chilli). You can germinate these VERY early and VERY easy if you know how. Trust me, I've had shoots in less than a week. Soak some wet paper towel in water and place your seeds evenly. Cover them over, put in an air tight freezer bag, and pop them some place warm. I just put mine next to the radiator. Two days later, remove and plant a few mm under the soil. Make sure the soil is damp and well drained. Place them wither on a radiator, or next too it. You will get shoots very easy this way. The problem is getting enough sun and warmth to keep them alive ... that I'm afraid is down to you.
I planted them January 1st, and got shoots on the 12th. Even though my red habs are looking great, my chocs are not. I would advise planting Feb-March, and keep them warm and in the sunlight.
These are very hard to grow, but I got 3 plants out of 15 seeds last year. Some of the seeds took two months to sprout, so take your time. They will pop when they're ready :) And remember, just because the plant grows, doesn't mean you will get flowers :) If you are new to hot chillies, try the red or orange habs ... so much easier to grow.
Happy Growing :)