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Aji Charapita Pepper Seeds

Aji Charapita Pepper Seeds

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The Aji Charapita pepper, also known as the Wild Peruvian Chili Pepper, is a tiny pepper with blazing heat! These peppers are sold at very high prices to gourmet chefs around the world. Reports have said that it's the most expensive pepper in the world, selling for over $20,000 for a dried kilo!

Aji Charapita plants grow to about 3 ft. tall and produce hundreds of .25" peppers. Maturing from green to yellow, this crunchy, productive pepper can be grown on patios, in greenhouses, and in houses!

These delicious little Aji peppers have sweet, citrusy tones and are the same heat level as a Cayenne Pepper and will burn your tongue right away. This kind of heat makes the Aji Charapita great for drying and used for hot sauce and salsa!

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  • Heat Level:
  • Plant Size: 3 ft.
  • Pod Size: > 1 in.
  • Days to Harvest: 90 - 99 days
  • Origin: Peru
  • Species: Chinense
  • SHU: 30,000-50,000

Growing Instructions

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Great pepper seeds came in last week and have 3/4 already germinate. Excited for them to produce.

Getting Started

So, you've received your seeds and are wondering what's next? At Pepper Joe's, we're committed to equipping you with everything you need to succeed in germinating the pepper seeds you've chosen. Our mission is to introduce you to a diverse array of pepper varieties, setting the stage for an exciting and rewarding gardening experience. Let's dive into the essentials together.

  • What You'll Need

    Soil and Tray Method

    Seed Starting Supplies 
  • Plant your Seeds

    1. Pre-saturate your seed starting soil mix. Ensure the seed starting mix is fully saturated prior to planting your seed.
    2. Make a ¼-inch hole in the center of each seed starting cell. A #2 pencil eraser is a great tool for making these holes.
    3. Place your seed and cover gently with soil.
      You can plant up to 4 seeds per cell to help ensure successful germination.
  • 4. Place your heat mat under  your base tray and your humidity dome on top. For best results, set your temperature controller between 75 - 80 degrees.

    5. Place your plant light above the seed starting tray and turn on. Refer to the plant light manufacturers instructions for the optimal distance. Plant light should remain on for 14 to 16 hours per day.

    6. Enjoy watching them grow! See our full instruction page below for more information.

    Starting Peppers from Seed