Grafting is a traditional technique that dramatically improves vigor and yield. Read more on our grafting page.
Machu Pichu chili peppers originate from Peru, and are native to Central America. The chiles are elongated and have slightly wrinkled skins. Start of dark green and turn a rich brown color when maturing. The chiles dry well and make an excellent chili powder, but can equally well be used fresh. The fruits taste slightly smoky and can be consumed raw or in stews and sauces. The plants grow well in a container and give an early crop. Grown in the open ground the plants are much larger and very productive, but the chiles ripen later in the season. Photo courtesy of Kings Seeds.
Care: Plant 18-24″ apart in rows 24-30″ apart in full sun. Keep soil uniformly moist (but not waterlogged) for best production.