Aji Lemon x Mango
If you’re a fan of peppers that offer a unique blend of heat and fruitiness, this Aji Lemon cross is a must-try. This member of the Capsicum baccatum family has yellow color and mango/citrus-like sweetness, with a respectable heat level. It is not your average hot pepper. It is less sharp and harsh, more full-bodied, and a lot more subtle than other chilis. The heat level is significant but not overbearing, similar to a hot serrano. It averages about 30K Scoville Heat Units (SHU), making it a versatile choice for a variety of dishes.
The shape is more in line with the elongated version of the Aji Mango, with coloration identical to Aji Lemon.
This pepper is a high-yielding plant that can reach up to 3 feet in height. The peppers themselves grow to about two or so inches in length and start off green, maturing to a vibrant yellow. It’s an 80-90 day grower, ideal for full sun conditions, and sprouts in 8-14 days. If you’ve had success with other Capsicum baccatum varieties like the Aji Amarillo, you’ll find this chili to be a rewarding addition to your garden.
This is a fantastic pepper for cooking, pickling, and making hot sauce. Its unique flavor profile allows it to stand out in any dish, and you can even reduce its heat significantly by removing the seeds and placenta. This makes it an excellent choice for stuffing to create a very colorful popper while providing only a mild heat to the finished dish.
This pepper is our go-to when it comes time to make fancy jellies for Christmas gifts.
So, if you’re looking to diversify your pepper collection with something exotic and flavorful, Aji Lemon x Mango seeds should be at the top of your list.