It is easy to germinate and grow and produces lots and lots of dark green pods that ripen to a bright shiny orange. They measure up to 6cm long by 2cm wide and have a medium heat level. An earlier fruiting varieties with pods being produced from late June onwards and it will continue to crop over a long period if the pods are regularly picked. They are able to withstand poorer weather conditions once established and perform reasonably well outside in the UK.
It is an excellent variety for pots and looks very attractive as an ornamental variety. Which? Gardening magazine voted it as one of their ‘Best Buys’ in their test on Ornamental Chillies (Jan/Feb 2013). They were impressed ‘by the large number of good quality, bright-orange fruit they produced’
Chillies require a long growing season and should be started early at a temperature of 18 – 21°C (64-70°F) in order to guarantee germination. They like heat and humidity and best grown under glass or even on a sunny window, although it is possible to grow them in a sheltered, sunny spot.