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- Order number: 9449
- Chili spiciness: 9Extremely hot
Aji Cito Chili Seeds
Information: Aji Cito is one of the hottest Capsicum baccatum strains, with 100,000 SHU the hottest tree chili ever measured by the Chili Pepper Institute of New Mexico State University. The plants are over a meter tall and grow expansively. The yellow chillies are about 5 cm long, very tasty and fiery with a hint of lemon. They are perfect for spicy sauces, chutneys and chili pastes, but are also suitable for drying and pickling. By the way: Aji is the general name chilis 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||50,000 - 100,000 SHU|
|Optimum germinating temperature||22 - 28 °C|
|Seeding||Jan - Apr|
|Flowers||white (May - July)|
|Growth habit||bushy, dankly, upt to 120 cm tall|
|Maturation||from green to yellow|
|Fruit`s appearance||pointed tip, approx. 1 x 5 cm|
|Maturation period||90 - 100 days|