Hot Pepper, 'Criolla Sella'

(C. baccatum) A member of the Aji family of hot peppers native to Bolivia, Criolla Sella is an excellent producer of small (2.5” x 3/8”) golden orange fruits in abundance. The heat is middling and the flavor amazingly rich and citrusy. It can be used fresh in salsas, fermented or cooked for hot sauces, or dried and ground for a very flavorful seasoning. An early Aji type, Criolla Sella is particularly well adapted to cooler growing conditions from germination to fruit set. Plants stand about 3’ with small leaves and heavy branching and do not require support.
90 days. UO

Packet: 30 seeds

Product Code: PEP-CS-pkt

Availability:In stock

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Growing Info


Indoors, 5-8 weeks before your last frost date.

Transplant out after danger of frost (50+ nighttime temps).

Note: Protect well from the cold!




12-18" spacing in rows 18" apart.


10-14 days @ soil temp 70-85F


Full sun


Moderate. Prefers well-drained, fertile soil with ample phosphorous and calcium and a pH between 6.5-6.8.


Pepper seeds will germinate very slowly and poorly in cold soil.

Use a floating row cover to keep plants warmer during the day and as protection from cold nights.

Harvesting ripe fruit consistently will encourage fruit production.