Well pleased with these on the whole: They grow fast, flower early (mid June for indoor ones), and produce plenty of fruit. I was an inexperienced grower and most of the plants survived my several mistakes.
These are decent strong heat but not overpowering. About the hottet thing I'll eat raw and not regret.
One downside is that the plants are a magnet for aphids, compared to the Reapers growing alongside. Hence 4* not 5*. There must be ways to treat aphids without either putting chemicals in my dinner or making all the leaves fall off. Still working that out.
A relative newcomer to chilli-growing, I found these the easiest and most productive of the varieties that I've so-far attempted. They grow quick and fruit early, with little flower-drop compared to some of the other types. Indoors they need hand-pollination using a small paintbrush. Only place outdoors when there's no risk of frost. Going now towards winter my outdoor Apaches are dying, and were not very productive anyway. The indoor ones I hope will last to next year.
Knocked one star off as they seem to attract aphids easily thorugh open windows, which can transmit mosaic virus. I reckon I had this problem and some of the plants were badly affected, but made a partial recovery if pruned heavily. Will look into using insecticides next season.
Andrew Shields 25/08/2019, 21:11
Beautiful little plants. 100% germination rate. Extremely productive, these are great in all sorts of dishes. They are tasty green or red.
16th feb Planted 16 plants all germinated. Now about 20cm tall in pots outside, some starting to flower now. Very happy can't wait to use them.
Planted 4 Apache seeds and all germinated. All plants strong and healthy. Looking forward to a good crop in the summer.
Purple Aki04/03/2018, 22:21
I purchased these seeds as well as a few others on 22/02/18 and they were all delivered on 24/02/18. Quick and all in great condition.
I've placed them all in a heated propagator and have had a 100% success rate germinating the Apache seeds after 9 days. I have to say I'm impressed with South Devon Chilli farm and will be buying from them again in future!
Great seeds, geminated well and each plant produced a good number of chillis. Great amount of heat, highly recommended.
These easy to grow seeds produce pretty, low maintenance plants and an abundance of mini but feisty chillies. Mostly grown Indoors on a windowsill many of the plants are still blossoming In late October. An excellent purchase, thanks!
lee sheard13/04/2017, 22:50
put 20 seeds in a window propagator and now have 20 plants brilliant rate
Jon Buer 27/04/2015, 16:09
Excellent fast growing chilli plant producing plenty of fairly hot fruits for cooking or salads. Will be buyiing more of these.