Aji Amarillo Pepper
Improvement status: Cultivar
Seeds per packet: ~30
Germination tested 12/2019: 92%
Life cycle: Annual
'Aji Amarillo' is the most famous Peruvian pepper, so popular it can be found frozen and in prepared sauces in bodegas across the the United States, even in places where few Peruvians live. The pepper itself is a striking yellow-orange-pink color, long and slender, with a sweet, fruit flavor but also strong heat. The plants thrive with a long, hot growing season, so should be started early. This is a versatile, beautiful, hard-to-find pepper worth a place in any garden.
Dusty did grow this variety in 2019 in central Minnesota and they didn't quite ripen in time. It is a pretty short season here, so we wanted to make this clear.
These seeds were grown by Dr. William Woys Weaver's Roughwood Seed Collection.
GROWING TIPS: Start seeds indoors in March. After danger of frost transplant to garden with 14-18 inches between plants.