Aji Cristal is a variety of Chili which is a member of the Capsicum family. Its botanical name is Capsicum baccatum 'Aji Cristal'. Aji Cristal is a variety of OP Chili . The mature flowers have an approximate petal count of 5. Its fruits normally ripen as a colour very similar to Red-orange. Leaves usually appear in Cadmium green colour.
Good production of 1" by 3 1/2" fruits on large 3’ plants. Fruit ripens from light green to yellow to light reddish-orange. Hot citrus flavor is best when immature. Approximately 30,000-50,000 SHU.This variety is an Vegetable that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Aji Cristal is known for its Shrub habit and growing to a height of approximately 45.72 cm (1.49 feet).
Chile is believed to be where Aji Cristal originates from.
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How to grow Chili 'Aji Cristal'
Growing Aji Cristal from seed
Seeds germinate bed when soild temps are above 65FSow 0.2 inches (0.5 cm) deep with a guideline distance of 1.95 inches (5.0 cm). For optimal germination, soil temperature should be a minimum of 18°C / 64°F.
Transplanting Aji Cristal
Harvesting Aji Cristal
Peppers are most flavorful (citrusy) when green to yellow. Can be bitter at this stage – cooking resolves this issue. As fruit matures it turns orange to red. At red color, still hot but citrus flavor has diminished, replaced by sweetness and a richer pepper flavor.This variety tends to mature and be ready for harvest in mid summer.
Chili 'Aji Cristal' information
How long does Aji Cristal take to grow?
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Originally from Curico, Chile