Hangjiao 6 Pulsar
杭椒辣椒 is an C. Annuum variety
Chinese Space Chilli
In 1987 Jiang Xingcun, a scientist with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, discovered that sending vegetable seeds including chilli seeds into space exposing them to zero gravity increased 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.
Hangjiao 6 Pulsar is another fantastic chilli variety the Chinese sent to outer space to spend time in zero gravity. It grows well in a pot to about 60-70 cm. The pods are huge, up to 20 cm long and 4 cm wide. Some are straight and other curls. Like the other space chillies it is very prolific.
Be one of the first to grow the space chillies.
Flavour: Sweet fresh pea flavour. Would be great in a salsa, a salad or just as a snack.
Heat level: Mild
Slimwaffle (verified owner) –
20 out of 20 sprouted after just 2 weeks. No heat pads or tricks just dirt and water.