Aji Peri-peri Pepper
Here is the Aji Peri-peri Pepper, Capsicum baccatum, Scoville units: 1,000 to 7,000 SHU. This rare and unusual baccatum pepper originates from Africa. The strange pepper is a baccatum version of the Piri-piri which means "pepper" in Malawi and many other countries throughout Africa. It also goes by piri-piri or pili pili. Peri-Peri is a common name used to describe many peppers in africa similar to the "Tepin" in western countries. The pods get to around 2.5 inches long and has rich baccatum pepper flavor! Fruits start out white in color and turn to a red color when fully ripe. Plants can get to 5+ feet tall and tend to be a tall sized plant but if pruned they tend to stay small like 3 feet tall and bushy. Pods have an amazing flavor with a very nice snappiness and medium heat an sweetness that is very satisfying but some peppers may be very hot! These make a great drying and pickling pepper and holds up well in a skillet and also great for and fresh eating too! NOTE: Please don't confuse this pepper with the Wild African Bird pepper which is a C. frutescens and are totally different varieties. Open pollinated 62 to 81 days.
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