Chili Pepper: Waialua (Bacterial Wilt Resistant)​

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  • Jalapeno shaped
  • Matures in about 75-80 days
  • Resistant to Bacterial Wilt
  • Tolerant to root knot nematodes
  • Sweeter flavored than Jalepeno
  • 1.5 to 2 inches in length

Item Details

Waialua chili pepper is a Jalapeno shaped, weighing about 26g. Matures in about 75-80 days. Pepper is resistant to Bacterial Wilt and is tolerant to root knot nematodes. Fruits mature to a beautiful red color and is sweeter flavored than Jalepeno. Fruits are about 1.5 to 2 inches in length.

History of the Plant

‘Waialua’, a jalapeño type pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) were released around 1996 by the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources. The cultivars were developed for those areas in Hawaii and in the subtropics that have limited pepper production because of bacterial wilt (Pseudomonus solanacearium E. F.

HVO Seeds Package

HVO packages our seeds in custom-made foil packets to keep moisture out and extend the seed life. Some of our Foil Packets have a zip-lock seal to maintain freshness. We also insert a silica gel anti-moisture packet in each foil packet.

Growing Media

01

GERMINATION & PROPAGATION

Chili peppers are mild to medium feeders.  Their nutritional needs change over time.  Early in their growing phase they are producing stems and leaves and as such need somewhat more nitrogen.

02

PLANTING

To plant the starters, simply dig an approximately 3″ by 3″ hole in a location that receives good sun exposure. Gently place the starter pepper in the hole and cover with dirt.

03

SUN AND WATER

Chili pepper plants require about four to eight hours of direct sunlight a day. Yields and pepper sizes will be larger in sunnier locations.

Care

01

CHOOSE PLANTING LOCATION

Prepare the area where your Waialua chili peppers will be planted. The site needs to receive at least six hours of daily sun.

02

WATER PLANTS CONSISTENTLY

Water your Waialua chili pepper well. Keep the soil moist but not wet for the first two weeks, when the pepper establishes itself. Water the plant with an inch of water every week, including rainwater. Increase watering to 1 1/2 inches during hot, dry spells.

03

FERTILIZE HAWAIIAN CHILI PEPPERS

Fertilize your Waialua chili pepper with a low-nitrogen fertilizer within the first month after transplanting. Fertilize again when flowers appear and again every two weeks while the plant sets fruit. Stop fertilizing when the plant stops blooming.

04

PROTECT PLANTS IN HEAT

Protect your pepper plant during hot weather. Although they like warm weather, Waialua pepper plants can stop blooming and even drop fruit when the outdoor temperatures go above 95 degrees Fahrenheit. To keep the plant as cool as possible, protect it with screening such as a bamboo screen to block out the majority of the sun.

05

HARVEST THE PEPPERS

Harvest the small peppers when they’re about 1 inch long and 1/4 inch wide. The peppers turn from yellowish-green to orange to bright red. They’re ready to harvest when they’re red.

Nutrients

01

NUTRITIONAL

Waialua chili peppers are an excellent source of vitamins C and A, which are antioxidants that can help boost the immune system, improve the skin, and rebuild collagen within the body. The peppers also contain a very high amount of the chemical compound known as capsaicin, which triggers pain receptors in our body to feel the sensation of burning. Capsaicin has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties and causes the body to release endorphins to counteract the perceived pain.

02

MEDICINAL

Like other members of the pepper family, Waialua chili peppers are high in vitamins C and A. The high amount of capsaicin in the Waialua chili peppers serves as a stimulant, with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Capsaicin is also used as a pain reliever for those suffering from arthritis or migraines.

Amazing Recipes of Waialua chili pepper (Coming Soon)

Greenhouse to Your House
4.4/5

“This recipe originated in the caribbean. It is not for the meek. Be careful handling the peppers. Wear rubber gloves and keep your hands away from your eyes! Move over Tobasco!”

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This has a kick, but won’t blow your head off, and goes well with any selection of cold cuts of meat.

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Use your choice of storecupboard pulses in this healthy vegetarian one-pot.

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Try our takeaway-style soy and chilli chicken stir-fry with rice on the side or noodles. Ready in just 30 minutes, it’s a perfect Friday night treat.

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