Aji White Fantasy Pepper Seeds ,Capsicum Bacattum, compact Plant
Perfect for containers,Flavorful -Rare
Aji White Fantasy chile peppers have the same wrinkled, bell-shape as other baccatum-type hot peppers. The small peppers measure up to 5 centimeters long and 4 centimeters wide. Immature pods are a creamy white color and are typically harvested at this stage. If left to mature, the skin will turn a pale-yellow color.
The thick-walled peppers offer a crisp texture and a slightly sweet, fruity taste with low heat. Most of the heat lies within the small, central placenta and seeds, which contain the compound capsaicin. Aji White Fantasy chile peppers can measure anywhere from 100 to 5,000 Scoville Heat Units.
Aji White Fantasy chile peppers are a baccatum var. pendulum species, which is native to the Andean mountain region of South America. This species of peppers has a distinctive capsaicin capsaicinoid content, giving them a unique flavor profile. Peppers from this area are recognized by their unique shape, likened to a bishop’s hat or tulip, and are able to withstand a wide range of temperature variations.
Plants are compact and perfect for containers. Use one plant per 18-inch pot.
Starting Pepper Seeds
Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Peppers germinate best in warm soil, so gentle bottom heat may be helpful until seedlings emerge. Wait to transplant outdoors until soil is warm.
Pepper varieties come from tropical humid regions. The temperature, moisture, and air circulation all play a role in growing plants from seeds. Too little heat, too much moisture, and lack of air circulation will cause poor results. Do not use jiffy peat pots, plugs, or potting soil as the soil becomes too dry or too wet, which can lead to disease and fungus. We have experienced disease and low germination when using these types of products. Use Organic Seed Starting Material for best germination results.
Peppers, like tomatoes, grow in well-drained fertile soil. Almost all peppers have the same requirements for successful growth. Plant them in good, well-drained, fertile soil – and make sure they get lots of sunlight and a good inch of water per week. In many ways, they mimic the same requirements needed for growing great tomatoes.
At Planting Time:
We plant all of our peppers with a good shovel full of compost in the planting hole, and then give them a good dose of compost tea every few weeks for the first 6 weeks of growth. We also mulch around each of our pepper plants with a good 1 to 2″ thick layer of compost.
Growing Hot Peppers in Containers
Peppers can be grown all year long in containers. It is suitable for apartment dwellers and gardeners who live in cool regions where the number of growing days are limited. Many pepper enthusiast grow peppers in pots so they can have fresh peppers all year long. It’s best to use 5 gallon containers so the roots do not get too over-crowded
Requires fertile soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply much and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant.
Water well with soaker hoses during dry and hot spells.
Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Apply Miracle Gro every two weeks.
Harvest hot peppers when they are fully mature using a garden scissor so you don't damage the plant. Pick peppers as they mature to encourage new buds to form.