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- Chili spiciness: 6Very hot
Aji Amarillo Chili Seeds
Info: The Aji Amarillo Chili is one of the oldest varieties in the Peruvian Andes, it is grown there since 2,500 BC. To date, it is one of the most popular varieties in the Anden region. The plants belong to Capsicum baccatum family , are perennial and can get very large (up to 2 meters) with good care. They are relatively easy in cultivation and are also suitable for beginners.
The fruits ripen from freen to a dark yellow orange and are about 10 cm long and 4 cm thick. They have a medium heat and an aromatic-fruity taste. Fresh, they are suitable for fruity salsas and sauces and traditionally used for the South American fish specialty ceviche.
Care: The germination temperature is between 22 und 28°C (8 - 22 day germination period), therefore the use of a greenhouse and a heating mat is recommended. The plants need fresh, well-fertilised, permeable soil, and do not tolerate waterlogging. They should be planted in a sunny, protected place with at least 6 hours of sunlight - preferably more. Put the plants outside approx. 2 to 3 weeks after the last frost.
You can find plenty of useful tips for successfully growing chili plants in our Chili Growing Guide and in the Chili Journal.
|Level of spiciness||6|
|Scoville||5.000 - 15.000 SHU|
|optimal germination temperature||20 - 28 °C|
|Sowing||Feb. - Apr.|
|Plant growth habit||approx. 120 - 200 cm in height, highly branched|
|Ripening||from green to yellow-orange|
|Fruit appearance||long peppers, approx. 4 x 10 cm|
|Ripening time||70-90 days|