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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 (10 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:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 24
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5

87.5% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Edward Teach
Location:
Raleigh, NC, United States
Date:
July 17, 2019
          5.0
 
Unique Flavor Solid Heat
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Flavor

What are the cons? None

Review:

This plant loves Zone 7b conditions. It was the fastest grower of all my peppers this year. Short and bushy. It wants to grow wide. Fruit is plentiful and packs a lot of unique flavor. There's plenty of heat that comes in one big burst. It doesn't hang around.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
vblacktravel
Location:
seguin, TX, United States
Date:
July 3, 2019
          5.0
 
Aji Awesomeness
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? flavor and heat

What are the cons? took a while get there

Review:

A burst of citrus and heat. Started out so small but once they got going ended up 4 ft tall so far. Just lovely.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jax
Location:
Nashua, NH, United States
Date:
June 1, 2019
          5.0
 
Still going a year later
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 1.5
 

What are the pros? Attractive, productive

What are the cons? Takes a while to germinate

Review:

I shouldn't have been able to grow these in southern New Hampshire with our temperamental temperatures and erratic rain and sun. But I did, and one of the plants is currently gearing up for a second year as I managed to overwinter it in a cold but sunny spare room. So if that hasn't sold you, buy them for the intense heat and amazing flavor. Just one of these little guys is enough for a whole batch of chili.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Quela
Location:
Savegre, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Date:
May 13, 2019
          5.0
 
packed with flavor and heat
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? flavor! productive!

What are the cons? none!

Review:

This delightful pepper grew quickly in our tropical heat and I was harvesting them 90 days after planting from seeds. Two months later, they're really producing! I've made fresh and cooked salsa with them and the result is delicious! This is now a staple pepper for us!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

3 out of 20 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jack S.
Location:
Na, IN, United States
Date:
April 17, 2019
          1.0
 
Wont grow
Easy to Grow 0.5
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Id like to try it.

What are the cons? Wont grow

Review:

I bought a pack of seeds about 3 weeks ago put them in a jiffy pellet and they wont grow. Planted about 12 seeds and nothing, no roots, no plants.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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