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  • Aji Charapita - Hot Pepper
  • Aji Charapita - Hot Pepper
  • Aji Charapita - Hot Pepper
  • Aji Charapita - Hot Pepper
  • Aji Charapita - Hot Pepper

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Aji Charapita - Hot Pepper (25 seeds) (HPP221) $4.00

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Aji Charapita - Hot Pepper

         
 
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Selling for very high prices to Lima’s best chefs, this pepper is the most expensive in the world! The north Peruvian jungle native is a wild bushy plant which produces hundreds of hot, small (.25 inch), round Tepin-like peppers. The pepper has a distinct fruity, citrus aroma and is equal in heat to a cayenne pepper. Due to its rarity and hefty prices, it is often known as the "Mother of All Chilis" and is very hard to source outside of Peru. We are happy here at Baker Creek to bring such an amazing pepper to light! Used fresh, this tiny pepper is known to have a strong fruity flavor that gives salsas and sauces a unique tropical taste. More often, it is used as powder for various dishes. Baker Creek's Shannie McCabe and Deb Vlietstra found this variety growing in a pot in a Peruvian friend's house. Indeed, the Aji Charapita is a popular house plant in Peru, where the delicious peppers are harvested as needed right in the kitchen.
 
Aji Charapita - Hot Pepper
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 3
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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17 out of 19 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Chris
Location:
Charlottesville, VA, United States
Date:
January 13, 2018
          5.0
 
Ate these in Peru
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Unique flavor amongst peppers

What are the cons? Hard to just nibble

Review:

Reviewing based on eating these in soup while in the Peruvian Amazon (no insight into actual ability to grow). The cook on the supply ferry I was taking along an Amazon River tributary put three of these in my soup (and a fried egg). I knew, by rule of thumb, that peppers tend to get hotter as they get smaller, but these were too small to possibly follow the trend. Suffice it to say I forwent my rationing and drank at least a full liter of water after biting into one. The flavor, twelve years later, still brings me instantly back to that trip in nostalgic ways. Excellent.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

16 out of 17 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Miguelito
Location:
Payson, UT, United States
Date:
October 27, 2017
          5.0
 
Tiny pkg w/good heat taste
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Taste, heat

What are the cons? None

Review:

I wanted to try something new, and so I bought these seeds out of curiosity. I started them in doors. They sprouted quickly, and when they were ready to transplant I placed both seedlings into a wide semi shallow pot. In which was a mistake. The roots needed more room hence causing very few peppers. Overall the plants grew well, produced peppers that have a wonderful flavor. Another thing the leaves fell off like a tree in the fall, how ever they did grow back, but much smaller than the original ones. Overall I have been pleased with my choosing the Aji Charapita.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

17 out of 20 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
julian
Location:
Victoria, TX, United States
Date:
June 28, 2017
          5.0
 
great freshly packed seeds
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? fresh seeds

What are the cons? pest will wipe them out fast

Review:

These seeds came with a few extra, which was nice .They have no resistance to bugs . I highly recommend only growing them indoors . I was able to sprout them easily .Growing them was another story . I just got a led so I hope to buy another packet and giving them a another shot

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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