Heat Level: 855,000-1,400,000+ SHUs
# of Seeds per Packet: 10+ Pepper Seeds
Days to Harvest: 90+ Days
Species: Capsicum Chinense
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.
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.
Armageddon F1 Chilli Pepper is another contender for one of the hottest chillies in the world at 1.3m Scoville Units! I t 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.
All orders are dispatched the next working day and are delivered either via Royal Mail 2nd Class Delivery (3-5 working day service) or 48 Hour Parcel Courier (depending on size and weight). These delivery times shown are to be used as a guide and are not guaranteed.
Armageddon Chilli Seed Information
Handle with extreme caution, keep out of reach of children and immature adults!
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.
But when the plant does fruit don’t be too surprised to see upwards of 90 fruits on the plant. yes really!
When to Sow your Armageddon Chilli Seeds
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.
Please note, we are unable to deliver seeds to countries outside the UK. Due to new BREXIT regulations, we can no longer supply to the Republic of Ireland, sorry.
There are as many as 1,700 versions of the vault, called gene banks, all over the world. This global network collects, preserves and shares seeds to further agricultural research and develop new varieties. The Svalbard vault was opened in 2008, effectively as a backup storage unit for all those hundreds of thousands of varieties. The idea was conceived in the 1980s by Cary Fowler, a former executive director of the Crop Trust, but only started to become reality after an International Seed Treaty negotiated by the U.N. was signed in 2001. Construction was funded by the Norwegian government, which operates the vault in partnership with the Crop Trust. The goal is to find and house a copy of every unique seed that exists in the global gene banks; soon the vault will make room for its millionth variety. It also works in tandem with those gene banks when their material is lost or destroyed.
In an age of heightened geopolitical tensions and uncertainty, the Svalbard vault is an unusual and hopeful exercise in international cooperation for the good of humankind. Any organization or country can send seeds to it, and there are no restrictions because of politics or the requirements of diplomacy. Red wooden boxes from North Korea sit alongside black boxes from the U.S. Over on the next aisle, boxes of seeds from Ukraine sit atop seeds from Russia. “The seeds don’t care that there are North Korean seeds and South Korean seeds in the same aisle,” Lainoff says. “They are cold and safe up there, and that’s all that really matters.”
There are three vaults leading off from the chamber, but only one is currently in use, and its door is covered in a thick layer of ice, hinting at the subzero temperatures inside. In here, the seeds are stored in vacuum-packed silver packets and test tubes in large boxes that are neatly stacked on floor-to-ceiling shelves. They have very little monetary value, but the boxes potentially hold the keys to the future of global food security.
Deep in the bowels of an icy mountain on an island above the Arctic Circle between Norway and the North Pole lies a resource of vital importance for the future of humankind. It’s not coal, oil or precious minerals, but seeds.
At the end of one of the long rows of seeds inside the vault, a large and symbolic gap has only just been refilled. The black boxes there look like all the others in the vault, but they have had a long journey. The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) is a global agricultural-research organization that had been based in Syria but was forced to flee its headquarters, just outside of Aleppo, because of the civil war. The organization evacuated its international staff in 2012, but some Syrian researchers stayed behind to rescue equipment and even animals.
By jennifer duggan / spitsbergen
It would be difficult to find a place more remote than the icy wilderness of Svalbard. It is the farthest north you can fly on a commercial airline, and apart from the nearby town of Longyearbyen, it is a vast white expanse of frozen emptiness.