Aji White Fantasy Pepper,C. Bacattum, (Live plants) compact
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.
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