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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:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 9
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0

77.8% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Steve
Location:
Baltimore, MD, United States
Date:
July 29, 2018
          5.0
 
Wonderful
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Fruity heat

What are the cons? None

Review:

I had good germination rates with this; they were the last to germinate when compared to my other varieties. I gave them patience and they didn't let me down. Have them in pots, and each plant has producing a prolific batch of fruit. The flavor is unique and wonderful. At first bite, you encounter a flowery fruit - almost citrusy - flavor, followed by a lingering and satisfying clean heat. I pick up no pungency or smokiness with this... Just clean fruity heat. Really love it!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

2 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Mitchell
Location:
Marion, KY, United States
Date:
July 16, 2018
          5.0
 
Mid Season Review
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Prolific seeds from company.

What are the cons? Horn worms liked them

Review:

These seeds did pretty well. I started all that came in the pack most all germinated. I only had room for ten so I gave some away and weeded out the scrawny specimens. The ten in the garden are about 2 and a half feet tall, and have 30-50 peppers on each (Its hard to tell they hide under leaves). I have taken about 30 or so off of the plants as the fruit matured. I caught a couple of hornworms on them and sprayed with Thuricide. I only lost a few leaves on a couple plants. The heat is touted as "cayenne like". I grow cayenne as well, I feel they are a touch hotter, with a longer lasting heat. I don't know if it is the color and my mind playing tricks on me, but they seem to have a citrus note before the heat takes over, and it feels like a bitter or stinging element to the flavor. Its a good thing, just not something I had experienced in some of the other peppers I had grown before. Over all definitely a recommend, and the friends who took the extra agree.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Anthony
Location:
Albany, NY, United States
Date:
July 14, 2018
          5.0
 
Excellent
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? Flavor

What are the cons? Slow growth

Review:

Just harvested fully ripened peppers. Great flavor, worth the wait.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

9 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Big Red
Location:
Rome, GA, United States
Date:
June 29, 2018
          4.0
 
Aji Charapita
Easy to Grow 1.5
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? Has flavor to go with heat

What are the cons? More hype vs. chef quality

Review:

To me,this is closely a Tepin with a flavor, not just heat. Aphids are terrible probems. As a hobby, I grow many odd & heirloom sweet & hot pepper which all have aphid problems with me. I just try to stay ahead in prevention. Many people post how long hot peppers in general germ slow & to grow after seeds sprout. It is fact & my experience (you can research) & find ALL HOT peppers have a very long germ period. Rule of thumb, the hotter the longer germ period.When Carolina Reeper & Ghost seeds came available, both took 4-6 weeks to sprout, put 2nd set of leaves out & did nothing else for another 3-4 weeks before finally got going. I do ( & recommend if possible) grow at least 1 plant in a large nursery pot, bring into a sunroom or well lit south exposure window can work too. Let it go dormant as it wants thru winter & next spring it'll be growing & producing as early as Mar here in N. Ga. Also, doing this, I have many plants 5-7 yrs old still producing yearly. Hope this has helped.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
bathysaurus ferox
Location:
Philadelphia, PA, United States
Date:
June 15, 2018
          3.0
 
bugs love them
Easy to Grow 2.0
EarlyMaturity 0.5
 

What are the pros? NOTHING YET

What are the cons? $#):<^%$# APHIDS

Review:

well at least my roses and tomatoes are doing ok this year BECAUSE THE APHIDS ARE JUST EATING THESE

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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