Database of Chilli Pepper Varieties

AJI VERDE (PI 290983)

Species: Baccatum | Origin: Peru | Heat: Hot

AjĖ Verdi is another ajĖ variety found in the northern coastal valleys of Peru, mainly in Lambayeque and Piura. The name translates to "green chile," however, the mature pods ripen into red and orange colors. The pungent pods are small, elongated and pointed, with medium flesh, measuring 2 to 3 inches long and 1/2 inch across. This variety is not commercially grown, but can be found growing in backyards or on farms cultivating a few plants. It is generally eaten fresh and is also used to make sauces

Š The Chile Pepper Institute

Š John Taylor