(55 Days) AAS winner in 2017 – Faster to mature, better vigor, and higher yields! Narrow, conical fruit with delicate citrus flavour and medium heat is crispy and thin-walled. Perfect fresh or cooked. The peppers reach about 8 to 10 cm (3 to 4 in) long, with an average diameter of 2 cm (1 1/2 in) and a weight of 42 gms (1.5 oz). Fruit matures from green to red and can be eaten at any stage. Aji also dries well for a flavourful homemade “paprika”.
Start seed indoors 6 – 8 weeks before transplanting out to the garden. Cover seeds with 1/2 cm (1/4 in) of soil. Firm soil over seed. Keep moist but not waterlogged. To germinate maintain a soil temperature of 22 C (72 F). Seed should germinate in 10 – 14 days. Once seeds have sprouted, 14 – 16 hours of light per day is essential. Once plants have reached 12 cm (5 in) transplant to 6 cm (3 in) peat pots. Plants will develop better with a growing temperature of 17 C (62 F) until transplanting out. Fertilize weekly with 10-52-17 and liquid seaweed for strong root development. Do not transplant out till night temperatures are warm.