Aji Peanut Pepper
Here is the Aji Peanut Pepper, Capsicum baccatum, scoville 30,000 SHU. An uncommon baccatum variety bearing elongated, 2" fruits with a crinkled surface. The ripe fruits look somewhat like a peanut shell. Little known about this pepper. This unusual species is grown primarily in South America, where it is referred to locally as "Aji". Characterized by diffuse yellow or green spots on the base of the corolla lobes (flower petals). Plants are fairly tall for peppers, up to about 5 feet. The peppers can range in size from small berries for some wild varieties, to over a foot in length, are often brightly colored and quite flavorful. This species includes such peppers as the Aji Amarillo, Aji Colorado, Aji Andean and Lemon Drop. Open pollinated 80-90 days.