One of the most valuable crops of India is Chilli. Thousands of Indian dishes are incomplete with the pungency of Chilli. Among all the different types of Chilli, Jwala Chilli is considered as the most popular chilli grown in India.
Also known as the Finger Hot Pepper, Jwala Chilli is medium sized plants that produce long, twisted, and cayenne type chilli which grows about 4-5 inches. These chillis start off with green colour, however, on maturity they turn into a beautiful bright red chilli. And in flavour, they are highly pungent, about 30,000-50,000 SHU.
In India, Jwala chilli is majorly grown in Kheda, Mehsana, Uttarakhand & in South Gujarat.
Without inputting much effort, you can easily plant chillies and maintain them. Best time to sow seeds is between September to December, and be rest assured that this plant will continuously produce chilli for at least 5-6 months. However, results depend on many things like season, climate, fertility and water management.
Before planting the seeds, soak the chilli seeds in water for a few hours and plant them in in sunny, well-drained soils. The seeds will take 9 to 78 days to mature, depending on the weather condition.The ideal temperature for growing seeds is between 15°C - 24°C.
After transplanting, about 40-45 days later, you will also see flowers. Once you see flowers on the plant, rub the middle part of the flower with your finger to pick up the pollen. Repeat this for each flower, which will help you move the pollen into the stigma.