Chili pepper 'Aji Cereza'

Capsicum annuum longum group

How to grow Chili pepper 'Aji Cereza'

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Aji Cereza is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Aji Cereza requires a loamy and sandy soil with a ph of 7.0 - 8.5 - it grows best in neutral soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Aji Cereza from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.2 inches (0.5 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 18°C / 64°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Aji Cereza about 38 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Aji Cereza

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Aji Cereza is a tender plant.

Harvesting Aji Cereza

Chili pepper Aji Cereza Etymology

Cereza is spanish for ‘Cherry’, which describes the shape of the chili.