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Hot Pepper ‘Aji Amarillo’ Seeds (Certified Organic)

Aji Amarillo is the Chile most frequently used in Peru and probably the most important ingredient in Peruvian cooking.

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$3.95
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Details

Aji Amarillo is the Chile most frequently used in Peru and probably the most important ingredient in Peruvian cooking. "Aji" means chili pepper and "Amarillo" means yellow in Spanish. This Chile is found in the famous appetizer Papa a la Huancaína (Potatoes with Spicy Cheese Sauce), and in the classic dish Ají de Gallina (Peruvian Creamed Spicy Chicken). It is hot, sweet, and fruity. When dried, it is called Ají Mirasol or Cusqueno. The peppers can get over 6" in length and over 1" wide. The heat is no joke either, coming in at a mere 30,000 - 50,000 Scoville Heat Units. They are great for grilling and stuffing since they are so large. Such a fantastic pepper and very versatile. Non-Isolated.

SHU: 30,000 - 50,000

Michigan Seeds and Plants grown on our farm, Renegade Acres, in Howell, MI!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Capsicum baccatum
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 10 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 15 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/4 in.
When to Sow Indoors 8-10 weeks before last spring frost
Growing Height 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
Plant Spacing 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger N/A
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH Requirements 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic), 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Days to Harvest 90-100
Propagation Methods From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Heat (Scoville Heat Units) 25,000-49,999 SHU
Pepper Color Green changing to gold
Pepper Shape Tapered
Pepper Size Medium (3in. to 6in. in length)
Pepper Usage Drying, Fresh (salsa, salads)
Seeds Per Pack 10