Aji Cristal Pepper

Capsicum baccatum | SKU: 0942-P50
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  • Fruits ripen from light green to reddish-orange
  • Waxy fruits grow to 3-4 inches
  • Plants grow to 3 feet
  • Hot pepper
  • ±4,500 seeds/ ounce

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Item Details

Pepper species are native to the Americas and have been cultivated for thousands of years. The Spanish and Portuguese brought them back to Europe and to their colonies in Africa and Asia. From there peppers continued to spread and develop.

The chemical in hot peppers that causes a burning sensation is known as capsaicin and can be found in the highest concentration in the white pith around the seeds.

Learn to Grow Aji Cristal Pepper

Start Indoors: 8 weeks before last frost

Germination: 14 Days

Plant Outdoors: 12-24” Apart

Light: Full Sun

Instructions - 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.

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Nice heat with world class flavor


I love this pepper! I have grown them for years. We put them in salsa, asian stir fry, Mexican dish's .... Best of all I smoke them with Apple wood, dry and grind to make a Hot Paprika powder. I keep it on the table and next to the stove.

Must have in my dozen variety pepper rows


Purchased and grew these years ago
Prolific yield first year
I d call them high heat - too hot to eat raw
When using to cook, 2-3 will do
For salsa, adding a half dozen to cubanelle or bells is all you need to get to medium
Love these