Here is the Aji Challuaruro Amarillo Pepper, Capsicum baccatum var. pendulum, Scoville units: 500 to 2,000 SHU. This wild pepper originates from the highlands of Peru but is cultivated and sold in the street markets. It is a C. pendulum pepper with pods getting 4 inches long and smooth skinned. Pods start out bone in color with patches of purple then turn to a deep yellow color when fully ripe. Plants can get to 5+ feet tall and tend to be a large plants 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, drying and fresh eating too! Open pollinated 70 to 90 days.
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