Aji Minas Gerais Pepper
Capsicum baccatum var. pendulum
Here is the Aji Minas Gerais Pepper, PI 441565, BGH 1780, Capsicum baccatum var. pendulum, Scoville units: 3000 to 11,000 SHU. This pepper originates from the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil and was first collected in the cities of Boituva, Sao Paulo in October of 1967. Read more HERE. It is a Capsicum pendulum pepper with pods getting 6 inches long and smooth skinned with slightly bumpiness to them. Pods start out light green in color then turn to yellow then orange and red in color when fully ripe. Plants can get to 4+ feet tall and tend to be a large plants but if pruned they tend to stay small like 3 feet tall. Pods have an nice baccatum or berry like flavor with a very nice smooth crunchiness that is very satisfying but some peppers may be very hot! These make a great drying pepper and hold up well on the grill. They are also great for pickling too! Open pollinated 60 to 85 days.
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