Chili pepper 'Aji umba'

Capsicum annuum longum group

How to grow Chili pepper 'Aji umba'

  • 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 umba is thought of as half hardy, so remember to protect this plant from frosts and low temperatures. Aji umba 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 umba 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.

Transplanting Aji umba

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

Harvesting Aji umba