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- Order number: 9451
- Chili spiciness: 8Extremely hot
Aji Picante Chili Seeds
Information: The Aji Picante comes from Colombia and forms large plants with large, elongated, thin-walled, very aromatic chillies, which have an intense heat. The pods ripen from orange to red and are ideal for seasoning dishes or for drying and making chilli powder. By the way: Aji is the general name for chillies in South America.
Care: Germination temperature is between 22°C and 28°C (germination period: 8-21 days); it is therefore recommended to use a greenhouse and a heating mat. 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. As the plants have a particularly long maturation period, it is recommended to grow them in a pot, so that you can easily bring the plant inside when the temperature falls below 12°C during the day, allowing all the fruits to ripen. To keep the plant over the winter, cut it back by 20cm after harvesting and place in a light place where it is at least 15°C.
You can find plenty of useful tips for successfully growing chili plants in our Chili Cultivation Instructions and in the Chili Diary.
|Scoville||30,000 - 50,000 SHU|
|Optimum germinating temperature||22 - 28 °C|
|Seeding||Jan - Apr|
|Flowers||white (May - Aug)|
|Growth habit||bushy, up to 150 cm tall|
|Maturation||from green to orange to red|
|Fruit`s appearance||elongated, approx 2 x 12 cm|
|Maturation period||90 days|