Ají, Chili, Green Pepper, Habanero and Jalapeńo all belong to a single genus (Capsicum) which is native of tropical regions in the Americas. Capsicum species are annuals to short lived perennials or woody sub-shrubs and have been cultivated for centuries for their spicy fruits. Fruits of most species contain a chemical substance (Capsaicin), which causes a slight to extremely strong burning sensation in the mouth, depending on the cultivar and variety. There have been several attempts to define spiciness in these cultivars and varieties, yet even fruits from the same cultivar may contain a different amount of Capsaicin. Thus some fruits may show a slight spicines only and may very well serve to add some hot flavor to various dishes, whereas others from the same cultivar may be too hot to be eaten. On grounds of this, we do not give any information on supposed spiciness of each cultivar. We strictly sell all Capsicum cultivars as ornamental plants only! Any use for human consumption is upon the risk of the buyer! All Capsicum cultivars are easily grown as annuals in any humus rich, slightly moist soil in full and at a minimum of some 20°C (optimal 27°C). In colder regions these plants should be grown under glass in a greenhouse to set fruits, for plants do not endure prolonged cool and/or rainy periods. Most cultivars will fruit in the same year of sowing (if started early in the year), Capsicum pubescens cultivars usually set fruits in the second year.
Unlike numerous other retailers and private re-sellers on well-known selling platforms who offer seeds of sometimes uncontrolled quality from questionable sources, all our seeds derive from our own cultivated plants and these are selected for high germination rates. You will get exactly seeds of the cultivars you see on the photos! Our price is only € 0,99 per package with a minimum of some 20 seeds each. You will hardly find elsewhere these cultivars at a lower price! In order to keep prices low, we will not provide any additional information on most cultivars. If you do need some more detailed information on certain cultivars, check out some other specialized webshops. And once you will have compared prices as well, we are sure that you will come back to us to order these seeds from us!
Sow seeds flat in any well drained, humus-rich soil. Keep soil slightly moist and pots at some 25°C. Germination will start between one to three weeks. Seedlngs are fast growing, provided sufficient warmth and light.
Not 5, not 10, but a minimum of 20 seeds per package!