A great variety to open a whole new world about chile peppers if you are not yet familiar with Capsicum baccatum species. The pods have very fruitful taste with a nice sweetness. The plant is more compact than C. baccatums usually are, which makes this perfect variety to be grown anywhere. Gives amazing yields in greenhouse. Grows also very nicely indoors or outdoors. Great all-around plant!
Aji Fantasy is a truly sweet, delicious and tenderly mild from the edges and somewhat hot in the center. Variety created in Finland By Mr. Fatalii. Produces great numbers of nice looking delicious pods - truly candies of the pepper world!
The wonderful shaped pods ripen from green to yellow and are ideal for stuffing or using them as fresh with any cooking.
Ideal variety for beginners too! A great example of what baccatum chili pepper can be!
Usually compact plant with stays under 1m tall but in ideal conditions these plants can grow up to 5-6 meters tall! (Check additional pics).
A brand new breed of the old Aji Fantasy bred by Fatalii.
This new version is made to be more thick fleshed. The taste of these incredibly delicious pods are little less sweet, they're much more fresh tasting and it has a 'sparkly' overtones compared to traditional Aji Fantasy. Quite compact plant for a C. baccatum. Gives amazing yields even in little lower light conditions. This variety is third generation so it’s not stable yet.
Very, limited supply. Get yours now if you want to grow these on the coming season.
More seeds will be available at autumn 2017.
One of the great, great baccatum varieties which are large in size but very very fast to grow and ripen it’s pod. The taste is very aromatic. Non-sweet but very very great for all kinds of cooking. Produces a huge amount of pods in one season!
Very crunchy, fruity and aromatic baccatum variety from Minas Gerails, Northern Brazil. The plant is filled with very wrinkly, irregular shaped elongated pods. The medium pungency makes it ideal for all kinds of cooking when you want your food to be just medium spiced up.
The plant can be quite compact which makes it ideal for any growing environment. It’s also very easy to grow, even for a beginner. Just keep in mind that light is the key to success when growing chili peppers, especially when it comes to yielding.
A moderately hot, delicious Aji from Peru's northern coastal valleys. Large pods with thick flesh makes this variety one of the best for culinary uses. Slightly sweet, fruity flavor. These beautiful peppers are typically served fresh as side dishes with seafood in Peru.
The plant is large but easy to grow. Gives great yields.
Quite rare baccatum chili pepper with lot of fruity overtones with it’s taste. Great at all stages of maturity. Extremely prolific plant!
Slice some tony pieces on your bread and you will fall in love with this variety.
Quite fast plant to produce yield.
Grows very well in pots. Matures from white to red.
A fantastic wild variety which is the mother of all baccatum peppers. It has a great flavor and it produces a large amount of pods which come loose very easily. Ideal for home growing as it's very easy and produces good yields even it doesn't have perfect conditions.
Yet another wonderful chili pepper which belongs to to Capsicum baccatum species.
This resembles a Starfish (red version) a little, except these pods are fatter, more pumpkin-shaped.
The taste is absolutely amazing, fruitful, sweet and moderately hot in the center. The edges are nonpungent.
If you are mostly into the aroma and taste, then check out this and other baccatum chilis as well!
Challenge: 1 (can grow large, keep small with scissors if needed.)
Very tasty, medium hot variety from brazil. The aroma on this (as with most baccatums) is just fantastic. The pods are about olive size but the plant will bear a big amount of these pods on a single plant. The pods are quite good already as a green, their immature stage.
Extremely rare wild chili pepper species.
Super limited supply available only for the fastest chiliheads.
Very cold tolerant! Medium hot, very sweet pods. The powder made from this variety is both very valuable and very candy-like!
Flowers are beautiful with yellow or green spots.
3 (can be very tricky to germinate, bloom and to set fruit.Two plants from different seeds will maximize the success rate.)
Super, super prolific long and thin, funny looking chili peppper! A little above medium pods which are great for oriental cooking.
Great for outdoor and greenhouse growing! A nice plant to have on your balcony too! Grows very well in pots.
Nice medium hot ornamental variety which has a great color palette when maturing. It’s quite suitable for Thai and Indian type cuisines. Looks great in a small pot as a tiny ornamental to decorate your house, patio, balcony or garden. Matures from light green to yellow to orange, and finally ripens to red. Might have some shades of purple. Maturing pods really look like a fire on the candle.
A wonderful variety which gives great yields no matter where it's growing, indoors, outdoors, in greenhouse or in a garden. Ideal for oriental dishes. Easy to grow but not recommended for overwintering. Best to grow as annual plant.
Challenge 2: (Easy to grow but can be difficult to overwinter).
Very useful variety which produces upright pods which ripen from dark green to orange-red. Cayenne like taste with a little less heat, just a little above average heat level. Very prolific even in colder environment. Ideal for oriental cooking.
Challenge: 1 (Easy to grow, overwintering not recommended indoors).
Very good baccatum variety especially for a beginner grower as it’s very easy and gives nice crops even when ideal growing conditions are not available.
This kind of chili peppers I recommend over typical Cayennes and Jalapenos if you want to have a great success with growing as a beginner.
Of course, a chili grower who has grown for a while can get bountiful crops out of this variety!
The taste is very aromatic and great for all kind of cooking where you want to add just a nice little heat.
Hot to eat as it is but when used with cooking I’d still call this one medium hot.
Wild type C. baccatum. Very nice looking plant when filled with small pods. These pods come loose very easily which makes it easy to pick. Produces a lots of pods with strong peppery aroma and nice heat which dissolves quite quickly. Grows very well even in small pots. Ideal for bonsai growing!
Yet another great, great baccatum chili pepper. The pods have a fantastic flavor which could be compared to classical Aji Amarillo chili pepper. The fresh and dried color are quite different. The dried taste of these wonderful pods could be described as sweet coffee aroma. Semi-compact and super prolific chili pepper. A definite must have for a baccatum chili lover.
Very compact, and extremely prolific variety which produces a stunning amount of fingertip sized red pretty pods. Medium hot. The pods have great aroma which makes them very useful with all kinds of cooking. Very good as fresh and as a powder too. Ideal kitchen plant.
This is a Mexican variety used to make tamales, marinades, stews and soups. It resembles
medium-hot Mexican peppers like Jalapeño and Serrano, and can be used like
these when still green. Mexican cuisine uses dozens of chili varieties for
creating subtle nuances in cooking. A traditional “mole” sauce can contain up
to 40 different chili varieties! This small, pretty pepper is not nearly as
well known in western cooking as Jalapeño – but since the Mexicans love it, why
shouldn’t you check it too? Catarina just might be the secret ingredient to
make your dishes that one special bit better than others’ ?
Plant is very compact sized and produces amazing amount of pods each cycle.
A bonus for this variety is that it's usable as a shaker for musicians when dried!
The seeds will rattle inside the pod. We are using these in recordings too. :)
A famous mexican chili pepper. The name means tree chili pepper. Medium hot. Grows like a tree. Tough plant, especially good for outdoor growing. Produces a huge amount of pods. Great for mexican cuisine!
Great baccatum variety created in Duke University, USA. The taste is little sweet, very crisp and has a berry-fruit like aroma. Great to be used fresh, dried or frozen. Easy to grow! Gives great yields every time. Great indoor plant, just use scissors to keep it small. Will grow very quickly in warm conditions, but still tolerates cold quite well!
Very tasty baccatum chili pepper with a nice sweetness and just a medium pungency. Suitable for all kinds of cooking. Especially good when sliced on the bread as fresh pieces! Quite compact plant which produces a huge amount of nice looking, blunt red pods. Easy to grow which makes this variety ideal for beginners too.
Very pretty ornamental plant. Can be used as powder with any cooking. Especially suits oriental cooking very well. The plant is very compact and unusually beautiful! With a big container these pods can grow much bigger than ornamentals usually grow. Highly recommended for decorating your home, balcony, patio or garden.
A very different version of scotch bonnet pepper. The aroma is very different compared to most C. chinense chili peppers. Non sweet but tasty.
Prolific plant which bears pods very nicely even in a small pot. Ideal for bonchi growing too. A great indoor plant. Rare version. Medium hot.
A very pretty – and useful – hot pepper for many kinds of cooking. Perhaps this is just what your kitchen window needs? Produces a lot of pods in upward clusters. Very suitable for growing even in small pots.
Medium hot ornamental which can be used in cooking too. The plant is very compact and easy to grow. The pods ripen from yellow to red. Despite their small size, they are extremely prolific and quick to mature.
An ornamental, useful chili pepper variety which works ideally as a decorative kitchen plant. These pods are just below medium hot. They can give a little spicy kick for your foods. The colors are very beautiful and ripen from dark purple to peach passion color. Very compact plant size makes it naturally ideal for bonchi (bonsai chili) growing.
Juicy, quite prolific and semi-compact rocoto plant. Heat level is just above average. Needs quite long season. Challenging plant. Not recommended for beginners unless you're up to a challenges. The taste when fully mature is absolutely fantastic.
A permanent favorite amongst chile pepper growers. As the name
says, this compact and very well yielding plant produces pods that go through
almost every possible color. They are rather hot. When dried and
ground, produce extremely usable flakes or chili powder with unique flavor and
tender heat suitable for dishes where you may not need the sharper flavor of
“red peppers” or the characteristic “chinense pepper flavor”. This can add a
totally new dimension to your cooking. Also, as baccatum peppers go, Omnicolor
needs very little maintenance and does just well even indoors. Highly recommended for both, beginners and long-time chili pepper growers who have missed this great variety so far.
An interesting cross between Capsicum chinense and annuum. It has a very nice orange color which seems to glow when it gets hit by a lot of light.
Pungency is just little above medium.
This hybrid is still in early generations so changes will most likely occur. You can continue breeding it to your liking. Named by a dear friend.
Super prolific plant!
Very unique tasting, great variety with medium heat level. Lovely peach color! Gives great yields. Crunchy texture and shape of these pods make it great for stuffing!
This variety is still under developement so it’s not fully stable yet, but you have a possibility to make it even better!
Delicious Aji from Peru. The aroma is very good, resembles Aji Amarillo (big version) but ripens more quickly and the pods are slightly smaller on this variety. The aroma works great with fish and chicken. When dried, the taste will have a very unique aroma which could be described as coffee-like. Medium hot. Limited supply.
Pointing chili pepper variety from Peru. They have a nice heat level with a nice, sharp bite. Quite prolific, very tasty baccatum peppers. This plant can grow big but it's very easy to keep compact with scissors. It's actually quite suitable for bonsai chili pepper (bonchi) growing too.
This absolutely great variety reminds a lot of another amazing variety, Trepadeira Werner. This variety has also thick flesh, even a little bigger pods which mature to orange. Very flavorful, like a mix between fruit and vegatable. Medium heat level. Very easy to grow even in smaller pots. Always gives great yields even in not-so-ideal conditions. If you had t o choose only couple of varieties, I would definitely recommend this one to be one of them.
A great variety for a tasty chili lovers! Thick, fruitful, aromatic flesh.
If you are not familiar with Capsicum baccatums just yet, this is a great way to get acquainted with this great species.
Very flavorful and slightly sweet with just above medium heat level. Easy to grow.
Might get quite large but can be easily kept small with scissors.
Gives great yields too.
A medium hot, quite useful variety which produces a large quantity of pods every time. Gives a good, serrano-like kick to foods when used as a small rings. The name comes from the salmon-like color it has just before fully maturing.
A great variety which has a large pods and a thick flesh. Gives very good yields of very mild chile peppers. An ideal use for these pods is stuffing! Also very suitable for many other uses like wok-foods, salads, powders etc. Easy choice for mild cooking.
Grows well in pots, just use a bit larger containers for varieties like this one with huge pods.
A rarem orange version of a starfish-shaped chili pepper plant from Brazil.
This orange version has even more sweetness than the yellow version.
As with the red and yellow version, the edges of this chili pepper have very sweet, apple-like aroma and the middle section packs some heat.
Tends to grow a little taller than the yellow version. Very prolific and easy to grow plant.
A great baccatum bred from an accidental cross I grew years ago. My dear chilihead friend Chris Fowler grew many different phenotypes during a few years and this one is one of those. These large pods are very tasty as you would expect from a baccatum like this. The actual cross is most likely between Jamy and Kalaidoskop chili peppers. The plant is super prolific and quite large in size, still not too big plant for a C. baccatum. Great for stuffing!
Very unusual cross between Tepin and Lemon Drop.
Surprisingly the end result is very sweet and good tasting medium-hot/hot chili pepper. The plant is extremely prolific. The powder made from this variety is very good!
These seeds should produce fith generation plants so it’s not fully stable yet but quite close.
A must-grow-rocoto from Ecuador.
One of the best rocotos I’ve grown. I named this variety Turbo Pube over a decade ago when I grew it and got insane yields per plant.
Nice taste and unique elongated egg shaped pods.
Challenge: 2 (Rocotos need a longer season but they can tolerate cold)