Database of Chilli Pepper Varieties
AJI MIRASOL (PI 290982)
Species: Baccatum | Origin: Peru | Heat: Mild
This is a hydridised variety whose name means "looking at the sun". It is a cross between an Aji Colorado and a Mirasol which has resulted in plant which produces shorter, thin skinned, brown peppers which have apricot overtones.
© Tommi Hietavuo
Species: Annuum | Origin: Mexico | Heat: Medium
Mirasol means 'looking at the sun' in Spanish and describes the erect nature of the pods which grow on a compact plant. The pods are 3 to 5in in length and can be used both fresh and dry. Conical in shape and medium hot measuring about 5,000 scoville heat units, these peppers have a unique flavor with a hint of fruitiness.
© Cross Country Nurseries
© Semillas La Palma
Species: Annuum | Origin: New Mexico | Heat: Medium
The word mirasol in Spanish means looking at the sun. The chile type is called mirasol because the 3-4in long clusters of erect fruit point to the sun. 'NuMex Mirasol' was developed over six years by Drs. Bosland and Gonzalez using a pedigree breeding method that included hybridization and repeated single plant selections and was finally released in 1993. It is used both as an ornamental on wreaths and a ground powder in cooking
© Marco Budinis
© Jakob Axelsson