Aji Blanco Cristal, organic seeds
We received some test seeds from Philippe Plönninge a few years ago and have now multiplied them.This is the earliest chilli we have grown outdoors and in greenhouses. The fruit gets 13-15 cm long, cone-shaped and 3-4 cm at the hold. It is yellow-green, "˜blanco"™ to begin with turning orange to very dark-red. It is mildly hot without seed and with them truly hot, fruity, a little sweet, of even heat. The plant grows 40 cm tall, is stable and easily yields 10-15 fruits. They are used in all dishes if one loves chillies and are also excellent to freeze in halves or for baking with filling in the oven for instance. A portion has about 15 seeds.
|Scientific name:||Capsicum annuum|
|Botanic family:||The Nightshade Family - Solanaceae|
|Days to maturity:||55|
|Sowing time:||Pre-cultivate: January–March|
|Sowing depth:||1 cm|
|Plant spacing:||30–50 cm|
|Row spacing:||50–70 cm|
|Germination time:||12–20 days|
SowingSow indoors just under 1 cm deep 7-8 weeks before setting out, in January-March for cool green houses and in February-April for outdoors peppers! The best germination temperature is 22-30°C. Let the plants stand in a light airy place and after sprouting preferably at a temperature of 18°C. After getting a few real leaves the sprouts should be planted in pots. The temperature can now be lowered further. Temper the plants successively before setting out. Do not set the plants outdoors before the risk of nightly frost is over and the nightly temperature keeps above 7°C! Plant them a little deeper than they were in the pots and never allow them to dry out. Do not hurry too much with your sowing if you do not have a really good "nursery".
Spacing30-50 cm between the plants. 50-70 cm between rows.
HarvestThe fruits are sometimes harvested green but are not fully ripe until they turn red or yellow, orange and brown for some sorts. The plants get new fruits as long as they are harvested. Hot Peppers (Chillies) can also be harvested unripe, but develop their taste more as they ripen. Sun and heat are also important to get really potent chillies.
Seed100-150 seeds/g, one portion yields 10-15 good seedlings, about 10 g for 1000 seedlings.
A portion contains about 15 seeds.