Aji Santa Cruz, Chili Pepper Seeds, Very Hot (Capsicum baccatum)
Aji Santa Cruz, Chili Pepper Seeds, Very Hot (Capsicum baccatum) bright color and pungent fruitiness of this three-inch-long Bolivian pepper
The bright color and pungent fruitiness of this three-inch-long Bolivian pepper make it an ideal replacement for the orange-hued (and sometimes harder to find) ajÃ escabeche, typically used in northern Peruvian cooking. It grows on a tall plant that needs plenty of space and sunlight. (C. baccatum.)
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.
Keep the soil moist but not wet.
Thrives in sunny windows, conservatories, greenhouses, outdoors in sunny and sheltered position during the summer.
When grown during the winter months usually required some form of plant lighting. Help with pollination by shaking the plant or with a small brush. More Yearling - trimmed in the fall - overwinter indoors in bright mode.