|Posted by DanCarmona (Fort Wayne, Indiana - Zone 5a) on Jan 19, 2012 8:29 AM
Flower: erect, stellate, small
Pods: Green > orange > red,2-3" L
Leaves: green, medium, glabrous
Plant height: 18-24"
Maturity: 90 days
Habit: tree-like, sturdy
Scoville units: 50,000-80,000
Germ. Time: 1 wk > 2 mo.
This hot variety meaning 'Claw of the Eagle' is a very popular chile in Japan. The plant grows upright clusters of pods which mature from green to red. Often used dry in Japanese cuisine. Very similar - if not the same as Poinsettia also 'Hahong Kocho'.
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