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4 September 2014

Capsicum bacattum

This is a rare Peach colored Capsicum bacattum variety from Peru that is very sweet. The heat level approaches habanero, but does not quite achieve it. It might be the only Peach colored Aji type we have ever seen. It is similar to the Aji Amarillo but much sweeter, which is why it’s called Sugar Rush. The Sugar Rush Chili plants will grow over 5 feet tall and will need staking. Like many Aji’s they have a long season but produce many peppers into the fall.

2 comments

  1. We grew Sugar Rush Peach chili peppers for the first time this summer. It took a while to catch on that even the “yellow” phase wasn’t truly ripe. We waited and waited and were rewarded with a true “peach” pepper. I tell people that they are hot and sweet and fruity. Everyone who has tried them has RAVED about them! I just finished making more hot sauce, and I have dehydrated quite a few that I will grind into powder. Wow! It’s gonna be a great soup and chili season!

    1. Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness

      I know, right? Such sweet and productive peppers with awesome flavor and nice heat. I should grow them again next year.

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