Crystal Aji is an heirloom variety from Chile producing 3-4 inch long peppers with a unique flavor with hints of grapefruit. Some believe it to be more flavorful if harvested before fully mature, but they're excellent either way. Very prolific and yields will increase if peppers are harvested before they fully mature.
|Heat Level||30,000- 50,000 Scoville heat units (SHU)|
|Days To Maturity||90 DTM|
|Germination||sow indoors 1/4 in. deep 8-14 weeks before last frost, germinates best with soil temp between 80-90F|
|Life Cycle||perennial often grown as an annual|
|Antagonists||fennel, beans, kohlrabi|
|Harvest||Peppers can be harvested at any stage once they reach the desired size. Sugar content and nutrient content increase if left on the plant to fully mature.|
|Uses||edible*(fruit), herb/spice, medicinal*, utility (repellent)|
|Characteristics||3-4 inch long fruits, very hot, mature from yellow-green to orange-red color.|
|Saving Seeds/Propagation||Harvest seeds from the earliest, fully matured (but not dried) fruits.|
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