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Aji Chombo, Hot Pepper
 
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Aji Chombo, Hot Pepper (10 seeds) (HPP206) $3.00

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Aji Chombo, Hot Pepper

         
 
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Traditional Panamanian relative of Habanero. Fruits are elongated, with fairly smooth skins and relatively few very deep pleats. Heat level is certainly high and Aji Chombo is used throughout Panama in native dishes and especially on the Atlantic coast. Originated in the Caribbean islands! Attention Homemade Hot Sauce Lovers! Introducing Aji Chombo-- A Caribbean native that has become ubiquitous in Panama cuisine, these little peppers belonging to the chinense variety resemble a scotch bonnet pepper in flavor and shape. Aji Chombo is literally translated to "Black Man's pepper", this is a reference to the pepper's journey from the Carribean to Panama with West Indian laborers. The peppers were made into a signature hot sauce that encapsulated Carribean and Panama flavors. Today Aji Chombo hot sauce represents Panama cuisine, especially on the Atlantic coast where many Antillians reside. A fiery red and super sleek pepper, with a more elongated shape than the Scotch Bonnet (the name refers to a Scottish Tam 'O Shanter hat), but the Scoville rating is comparable to the Scotch Bonnet, ranging from 150 to 350 thousand Scoville Units. Aji Chombo is a thick walled pepper with a fruity almost sweet flavor and intense heat. Hot sauce enthusiasts consider this a must have for brewing the best!
 
Aji Chombo, Hot Pepper
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 2
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 2.0

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Nickname:
Peter B
Location:
West Sacramento, CA, United States
Date:
September 8, 2017
          5.0
 
Gorgeous plant stunning pods
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Robust and gorgeous plant

What are the cons? Finicky germination

Review:

Belonging to the species C. chinense, Aji Chombo does take some effort to properly germinate. Gorgeous plant with compact and stocky growing pattern. Despite the size (in this case, 2.5 feet tall and 2.5 feet wide) it requires no staking. Production is fair. First flush generated 15 fruits and the second flush is ripening now and it looks like it would be around 30 pods. Speaking of the pods, these specimens are among the most gorgeous I have ever seen. Glossy surface, light red, and slightly wrinkled. Very fruity aroma, almost likely candy. Taste is sweet and very fruity and the heat is very pronounced. In terms of heat, think potent Habanero with more backbone and is superb in hot sauces...both fermented and cooked. Will definitely be a staple in my garden.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
ERP
Location:
Norfolk, VA, United States
Date:
January 31, 2017
          5.0
 
Aji Combo
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? easy to grow

What are the cons? none

Review:

We have grown aji combo in Norfolk and it did very well. A very prolific pepper. The heat in Norfolk did not bother it and we got so many peppers. We gave away a lot of peppers and everyone liked it.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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