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Here is the Aji Charapita Pepper, Capsicum chinense, Scoville units: 30,000 and 50,000 SHU. This bushy plant from northern Peru produces hundreds of hot small round Tepin like peppers. Also known as Charapilla and Yellow Fire, it is also very similar (if not the same as) Cumani and Tettinas de Monk and Yellow Jellybean. Fruits are round to egg shaped at 3/8 to 1/2 inches wide and long with a lemon yellow color with a very unique flavor. It is said that this is the worlds most expensive pepper going for upwards of $25,000 a kilo! Research shows this is true! Plants get to 3 feet tall and bushy and produce hundreds of peppers. Open pollinated 75 days.

Aji Charapita Pepper

SKU: 8096-10
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  • Quantity

    10 seeds


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    Peppers require a long warm season to produce fruits, taking from 58 to 100 days to mature. Although grown as an annual throughout most of the country, peppers survive as perennials in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 9b, 10 and 11. Ornamental, sweet and hot peppers all require the same conditions for germination and fruit production.
    1. Start pepper seeds six to eight weeks before you plan to plant them outside. Use planting trays or pots with drainage holes and a separate water tray to allow excess moisture to drain.
    2. Wash planting trays or pots with hot water and soap. Mix nine parts water with one part bleach and rinse the containers with the mixture to remove any bacteria and fungus.
    3. Fill the planting container with seed starting mix. Use a packaged soilless blend or make your own using one-third peat, one-third sand and one-third vermiculite.
    4. Broadcast the pepper seeds across the seed starting medium. Cover them with a light layer of the medium about twice as thick as the seed width.
    5. Mist the planted container with room temperature water until the starting mix feels damp all the way through. Cover the tray or pots with a humidity dome or plastic film.
    6. Place the planters in a warm location. Pepper seeds need temperatures around 70 to 80 degrees F to germinate. Use a seed starting heat mat with thermostat to ensure consistent and accurate temperatures.
    7. Check the peppers daily for moisture levels and seedlings. Mist as needed to keep the soilless mix moist. Germination takes seven to 14 days for most varieties of peppers. Remove the plastic cover when seedlings appear

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