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Database of Chilli Pepper Varieties

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AJI BROWN

Species: Chinense | Origin: Peru | Heat: Mild


The Aji Brown also known as 'Aji Panca' is the second most common Aji variety in Peru and is grown mainly near the coast. It is sometimes mistaked for a Baccatum but is actually part of the Chinense species.. The plant is white flowering and can grow up to 3ft in a single season. The pods are large measuring 4 to 6 inches long and 1 to 1 1/2 inches across, have medium thick flesh with a berry flavour and smokey overtones. They mature from green to a deep rich brown in approximately 85 days. Its aromatic taste makes it superb raw in salsas or salads. 1,000-1,500 Scoville units


Cross Country Nurseries

AJI CHARAPA

Species: Chinense | Origin: Peru | Heat: very hot


Aji Charapa is wild variety found in the northern region of the Peruvian jungle, close to the city of Iquitos. In this area, the people are called "Charapas", hence its name. The small tepin like spherical pods measure a maximum of 1/4 in diameter and mature from green to a red and/or yellow. This variety is not grown commercially, but mostly in backyards or is harvested from wild plants. The Aj Charapa is eaten fresh with foods or used as an ingredient in preparing all types of dishes


AJI LIMO

Species: Chinense | Origin: Peru | Heat: Hot


A more detailed description is currently unavailable


Allen M Boatman

AJI PUCOMUCHO

Species: Chinense | Origin: Peru | Heat: Hot


Aj Pucomucho, a wild aj, has an original and native name that has no meaning nor translation and is found in the Peruvian jungle, central region, and Chanchamayo and Villa Rica valleys. Thie pods are small, thin, elongated and pointed and mature to a bright yellow color. The Aj Pucomucho is not commercially grown, but is grown mostly in backyards or harvested from wild plants. This aj can be found only in local farmers' markets and is eaten fresh with foods or used as an ingredient in preparing all types of dishes


The Chile Pepper Institute

CAIAMARCA

Species: Chinense | Origin: Peru | Heat: Very Hot


Hot habanero flavour on these pretty shaped pods that mature from green to violet to red. This variety is promoted by the NMSU Chile Pepper Institute.


CARMINE (PI 215731)

Species: Chinense | Origin: Peru | Heat: Very Hot


Description currently unavailable.


Stephen Foster (SBS)

Jukka Kilpinen

CGN 21539

Species: Chinense | Origin: Peru | Heat: Hot


Description currently unavailable. Note: The CGN classification system for chile varieties indicates an accession from the genebank at Wageningen, The Netherlands


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CGN 22088

Species: Chinense | Origin: Peru | Heat: Hot


Description currently unavailable. Note: The CGN classification system for chile varieties indicates an accession from the genebank at Wageningen, The Netherlands


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CHARAPITA (PI 260498)

Species: Chinense | Origin: Peru | Heat: Very Hot


This bushy plant produces hundreds of hot small round 'Tepin like' peppers. Also known as 'Charapilla' and 'Yellow Fire', it is also very similar (if not the same as) 'Cumani' and 'Tettinas de Monk'' and Yellow 'Jellybean'.


Mark McMullan

Mark McMullan

GRIF 9282

Species: Chinense | Origin: Peru | Heat: Unknown


Description currently unavailable.


Allen M Boatman

HABANERO WHITE

Species: Chinense | Origin: Peru | Heat: Very Hot


The White Habanero also know as 'Peruvian white Habanero' is a lovely & rare variety that is hard to come by and said to originate from Peru. These firey hot lantern shaped peppers grow on small, but very high yielding bushy pepper plants with the creamy-white colored pods measuring approximately 2 inches long by 3/4 of an inch in diamater. If you like seraing hot chiles, this could be the one for you as they have been rated at over 300,000 scoville heat units.


John Leone

Harry Nystrm

INCA GLOW

Species: Chinense | Origin: Peru | Heat: Hot


Description currently unavailable.


Allen M Boatman

KELLU UCHU

Species: Chinense | Origin: Peru | Heat: Medium


Also called Aji Amarillo, this is one of the most common Peruvian Aji's. The pods grow to around 4.5in long x 2.25in wide and mature from green to a bright yellow.


Photo by Harald Zoschke

LIMO

Species: Chinense | Origin: Peru | Heat: Hot


2 to 3 inch long fruit grow on a vine like plant and mature from green to red or yellow (depending on the strain) in approximately 90 days. When dried, this Aji becomes tapered and wrinkled. It is mostly grown and used mainly on the northern coast of Peru.


Jukka Kilpinen

Mats & Patricia Pettersson

LIMO BLANCO (PI 152222)

Species: Chinense | Origin: Peru | Heat: Hot


Also listed as CGN 19193. Note: The CGN classification system for chile varieties indicates an accession from the genebank at Wageningen, The Netherlands. A more detailed description is currently unavailable.


Allen M Boatman

Mats & Patricia Pettersson

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