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Aji Norteno ChilliūüĆ∂


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The Aji Norteno (pronounced A-Hee Nort-Teno) is a lovely capsicum baccatum from northern Peru, and its name actually means Northern Aji.  The Norteno can grow into a very large plant of up to 2m tall and produces an abundance of lovely crisp pods.

The flesh is generally thin and crisp and they ripen from yellow, and orange to a lovely bright red. The pods are usually around 3-4 inches long.  This is a great chilli if you don't like too much heat.  

It is great for cooking with seafood and shellfish also cut up into salads.

Plant Care Tips

Sow a few seeds into a tray in late January to May and cover lightly with seed compost.  Either use a heated propagator or pop the seed tray into an enclosed plastic bag and seal and place it on a windowsill.  Once the seedling has produced two true leaves (second set of leaves) they can be transplanted into individual pots.  Try and maintain around 20-25 degrees while young plants.

As the plant grows, transplant it into as large a pot as it allows, which will determine the plant's size.  Once the plant has flowered and has started to produce small chillies, it will benefit from a feed of either comfrey tea or tomato feed.  Chillies dislike irregular watering as this will sometimes cause blossom end rot (the base of the chilli/pepper rots)


Seed Quantity 15 Seeds
Genus Capsicum   Baccatum
Origin Northern Peru
Scoville Rating 5,000-10,000 sHU
Sow Jan-April
Harvest July-October
Spread 1m
Height up to 2m