The Aji Ahuachapau (or also Ahuachapan) chili originates from El Salvador and comes from the Capsicum baccatum species.
Typical for this type is the large, powerful and protruding growth with usually a high yield. As the plants are very robust, this variety is also suitable for chili newcomers.
The fruits are long, approx. 3 x 12 cm, and ripen to an intense orange-red. They have a fruity flavour and a medium level of spiciness, and are particularly suitable for fruity, spicy sauces e.g. with fish, vegetables or chicken. The chillies are also good dried or pickled.
Care: The germination temperature is between 20 und 28°C (7 - 20 day germination period), therefore the use of a greenhouse and a heating mat is recommended. The plants need fresh, well-fertilised, permeable soil, and do not tolerate waterlogging. They should be planted in a sunny, protected place with at least 6 hours of sunlight - preferably more. Put the plants outside approx. 2 to 3 weeks after the last frost.