Aimers International Pepper Aroma Chili Seed Packets


Aroma Chili Pepper. Variety originated in Peru. Very hot spicy-citrus flavour with a Habanero fruit flavour undertone. Shiny multi-coloured fruits to 7cm (2 ½in) in length ripen from light purple to creamy orange to red. Fruit is hottest at the red stage. Perfect in salsas, salads or pickled. Great kitchen container garden plant. Scoville Heat Unit Rating - 150,000.

Light Requirement: Full Sun
Planting Method: Start Indoors
Growth Habit: Bushy
Days to Emergence: 14 - 21
Days to Harvest 75 - 80
Height: 50 - 100cm (20 - 39in)

Start indoors mid February to late March. Use a soil-less growing mix. Sow seed 6mm (1/4in) deep. Maintaining the growing medium at a temperature of 21 C (70 F) will enhance germination. Grow the seedlings under bright light and temperatures of 16-21 C (60-70 F) to produce strong, stocky plants. Transplant after hardening off, in late May to early June. Full sun and a well-drained soil is best. Space the plants 30cm (12in) apart in rows spaced 60cm (24in) apart. Control weeds and avoid high nitrogen fertilizers. Try harvesting the peppers at different maturities to experience a wider range of flavours and textures. Staking is recommended with most varieties. Note: Estimated days to maturity are based on counting the days after transplanting.