Hangjiao 5 Helix Nubula
‘Chinese Space Chilli’
杭椒辣椒 is a C. Annuum variety
In 1987 Jiang Xingcun, a scientist with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, discovered that sending vegetable seeds including chilli seeds into space can increase the mutation rates by hundreds of times. This method resulted in increased size of the chillies and improved yield. The reason for the space programs were to find a solution on how to feed China’s growing population. Since that time, China has sent more than 400 plant seed species to space.
The Hangjiao no 5 is also known as 杭椒辣椒 ‘Helix Nubula’. It is an amazing looking chilli variety and it grows to about 60-70 cm in a pot. The pods are huge, up to 20 cm long and 4 cm wide. Some are straight and others curls.
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Flavour: Very sweet capsicum and apple flavour. Would be great in a salsa, a salad or just as a snack.
Heat level: Mild
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