Armageddon F1 Chilli Pepper is another contender for one of the hottest chillies in the world at 1.3m Scoville Units! It is a UK bred hybrid which makes the plants more vigorous, easier to grow, earlier to pick and much higher yielding and uniform than older varieties such as the Carolina Reaper.
Chilli Pepper Armageddon is a Capsicum annuum which is a species of the plant genus Capsicum native to southern North America, the Caribbean, and northern South America. This species is the most common and extensively cultivated of the five domesticated capsicums. The species encompasses a wide variety of shapes and sizes of peppers, both mild and hot, such as bell peppers, jalapeños, and cayenne peppers. Capsicum annuum is an evergreen Perennial growing to 1m by 1m at a medium rate. It is hardy to UK zone 9 and is frost tender. It is in leaf all year, in flower from July to September, and the seeds ripen from August to October. The species is hermaphrodite (which has both male and female organs).
Armageddon has a fruity flavour, best only to use very sparingly as these are seriously hot peppers. Its heat level is over 4 times hotter than a Habanero and it makes a Jalapeno seem like a sweet pepper with its 2,500-10,000 Scoville rating.
As the saying goes all good things come to those who wait and unfortunately these Superhot Armageddon seeds are quite difficult & temperamental to germinate so patience is needed. It may take up to 6 weeks or more to germinate and care is needed to ensure the seed receives the right amount of water. If over-watered the seed will rot before germination occurs and too little water means the seed won't germinate either. The seeds should be sown in either a heated propagator/heated greenhouse and kept at a constant temperature of 23-25C.
The seeds should be sown early in the season as Armageddon takes a long time to fruit and ripen particularly in a cool season so the plants must be kept inside at a constant high temperature.
But when the plant does fruit don't be too surprised to see upwards of 90 fruits on the plant...yes really!
Handle with extreme caution, keep out of reach of children and immature adults!
PLEASE NOTE - we do not recommend growing chillies on a windowsill, especially the hotter varieties. Chillies need a constant and consistent temperature to germinate and windowsills above radiators do not provide the ideal conditions, especially overnight when temperatures drop quite dramatically.
Armageddon Chilli Seed Information
|Seeds Per Pack:
|Sow Hot Scale:
||1,300,000 SHU (View the Scoville Scale)
|When to Sow:
||January - April
|Time to Fruit:
||August - October
When to Sow your Armageddon Chilli Seeds
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