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Aji Pineapple Seeds - Capsicum Baccatum - Sweet & Fruity

Aji Pineapple Seeds - Capsicum Baccatum - Sweet & Fruity

Quantity: 10 Seeds
Species: Capsicum Baccatum
Scovilles: 20,000 - 30,000


Aji Pineapple is an excellent variety of pepper in the baccatum species. This lesser known, and somewhat rare variety, originates in Peru. It's a fun and easy plant to grow; it's very prolific, and can vigorously grow to be about a meter tall, and just as wide. When sown early in the season, a plant can often yield over 100 pods. Aji Pineapple fruits take a little longer to ripen, but they're so delicious, and are well worth the wait. The pods taste fruity, sweet, and have notes of Pineapple. These peppers taste wonderful when fresh, and they also make a delicious tasting sauce. The dried pods make excellent flakes and powder too. 


All seeds are organic and open pollinated.

  • 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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