Aji Santa Cruz Pepper
Here is the Aji Santa Cruz Pepper, Capsicum baccatum, Scoville units: 300 to 5000 SHU. This pepper originates from the island of Tenerife of the Canary Islands off the coast of West Africa where it gets its name from the capital, Santa Cruz. It is a very strangely shaped pepper, with pods getting very long and convolutions and valleys. Pods start out green in color then turn to red color when fully ripe. Plants can get to 6 feet tall and tend to be a large almost tree type but if pruned they tend to stay small like 3 feet tall. Pods have an amazing baccatum flavor with a very nice smooth crunchy sweetness that is very satisfying but some peppers may be very hot! These make a great grilling pepper especially for frying and hold up well on the grill and also great for pickling and drying too! Open pollinated 76 to 93 days.
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