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Aji Charapita

Fruity, Floral. Pea sized. Most expensive in world, popular in Peruvian dishes (as the story goes!). Mother of chilis.


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Productive?  Unique?  Hot?  Lots of use?  Bingo.  You have nailed it with the aji charapita.  Plant growth pattern is more fan-like as branches extend outward.  Factor in a wide berth for this one!

Unlike the chiltepin – which can be soft like a tabasco pepper – the aji charapita is a tough skinned pepper.  So productive, you may find tasking the little helpers in your garden to pick aji charapita a smart move.  A thicker skin greatly reduces the chances a toddler contaminates their hands with capsaicin and subsequently touches their face.  😫

Less challenging to germinate than the chiltepin.  When dried, the fruit is ever so slightly larger than a black peppercorn.  A solid pepper grinder – especially a chili specific one – will make dehydrated aji charapita’s one of your favorite dinner table seasonings!

Late season plants will be loaded with bright yellow pea-sized fruit.  Our artistic daughter insisted we cut one of the limbs and make it a Christmas decoration.  #YOLO

40000 SHU. This is an estimate. Scoville ratings will change based on growing conditions.




40,000 – 99,999


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