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  • Aji Charapita - Hot Pepper
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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:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 13
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0

84.6% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Kev
Location:
Chicago, IL, United States
Date:
October 11, 2018
          5.0
 
Aji Charapita
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Fantastic flavor,

What are the cons? Later to mature

Review:

I love this pepper. Flavor reminds me of habanero but it’s fruitier, more complex, and the heat isn’t as intense (It still packs some heat). I had some issues germinating it but once it was in the ground and the heat came it took off. It took a while mature to orange but I’ve been harvesting them for over a month, and hey this is Chicago. We’ll see how it handles the cooler weather. I’m putting this in my regular rotation!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Buck shot
Location:
Wapato, WA, United States
Date:
October 9, 2018
          4.0
 
Great peppers
Easy to Grow 2.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? Very tasty

What are the cons? Hard to pick or harvest

Review:

I love these peppers! They have a great flavor and the heat is perfect. They are great in stir fry and other dishes.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Mark
Location:
WEST BRIDGEWATER, MA, United States
Date:
October 8, 2018
          5.0
 
Nice pepper
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Very high yield. Tasty Pepper

What are the cons? None.

Review:

Four two foot plants produced hundreds of these delightful peppers, (between 75-100 each). Great heat/flavor balance. Similar "clean" heat to a habanero.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Mutt
Location:
Hockley, TX, United States
Date:
September 11, 2018
          4.0
 
Charapita
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to germinate & grow

What are the cons? Fruiting

Review:

The Charapitas where very easy to germinate and grew great. I topped some at different heights and let some grow naturally. Either way I wouldn't say one way was better then the other. I had a hard time getting them to fruit and so did other people I sold them to. What i have noticed is that the ones that had shade more then direct light did better. The ones in direct light have never really fruited. I never experienced a fruity flavor with these, from my plants or off the other plants I sold people. The best way I can describe them are tiny habaneros. Maybe that's a fruity flavor to some but I've never had any fruit that has any kind of similar taste to a habanero or these charapitas. I will try to grew them next year and hopefully have better outcomes. I have been overwhelmed this year and didn't take as good of care of my plants like all the following years. I wish i knew their natural growing conditions.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

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

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