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Aji Charapita Seeds - Capsicum Chinense - Delicious & Semi-Wild

Aji Charapita Seeds - Capsicum Chinense - Delicious & Semi-Wild

Quantity: 10 Seeds
Species: Capsicum Chinense
Scovilles: 30,000-50,000

Aji Charapita is an excellent pepper variety. Its a semi-wild variety that originates in Brazil. The plant grows to be about 4 feet tall, and 3 feet wide. These plants can yield over 500 pods in their first season with minimal effort. When planted early in the season, these peppers are one of the first varieties to ripen too. The pods taste amazing fresh; they're highly aromatic, and have a fruity flavour, and have a pleasant heat. They can also be dried and ground into a very delicious powder. Its often said that these are the most expensive pepper in the world, but this simply isn't true. As well as being extremely productive and flavourful, the plants are very ornamental. The plant looks beautiful, especially when the abundance of pods change to their final orange colour. Its one of the few Chinense varieties that grow well in a cooler climate too.


All seeds are organic and open pollinated.


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  • Growing Instructions

    It's best to start pepper seeds as early in the season as possible; we start them here on the farm in January. It's good to sow them in a sterile growing medium; most available seed starting soils should do the job nicely; we use sunshine mix (peat moss and perlite). The soil should be made moist, but not damp. Sow the seeds 1/4 inch below the soil surface. Store in a warm area until tiny sprouts emerge from the soil. A heat mat aids in this step, but is not necessary. Seeds can take between 2-8 weeks to germinate, but they can sometimes take less time too. Once germinated, and the first true leaf has formed, it's time to pot up to a larger container that contains a good quality potting soil. Transplant to their final location when the nighttime temperatures are consistently 8°C or higher. These peppers grow very well in pots or containers; I recommend 5 gallon pots of larger. Peppers do best when grown in full sun.

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