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Aji Rainforest Seeds - Capsicum Baccatum - Sweet, Tangy, & Refreshing

Aji Rainforest Seeds - Capsicum Baccatum - Sweet, Tangy, & Refreshing

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


Aji Rainforest is a really delicious, interesting and somewhat rare pepper variety that is said to originate from the south american rainforest. It's a vigorous plant, and can quickly grow to 5 feet, and yield a lot of lantern shaped pods. These moderately thick walled pods taste sweet, tangy, and refreshing, and have a mild heat to them too. As well as being an excellent choice for fresh eating, the pods dry up to make a delicious powder; they make a great tasting sauce too.


Something to note, these peppers taste so much better when slightly underripe; all of the tanginess disappears when they're fully mature. Some say that this variety tastes bland, but picking them too late is the reason for this; they're actually super delicious when picked on time.


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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