SCOVILLE HEAT UNITS: 5,000-10,000 SHU
The Aji Habanero has only a fraction of the heat of a regular habanero but is named for its similar appearance and smoky, fruity flavor.
The crisp fruits can be harvested when green around 70 days or their mature yellowish-orange around 85 days.
They grow to about 3 inches, with a tapered shape and slight wrinkles.
An attractive addition to your home garden, these beauties are easy to grow and produce large harvests which can be dried to preserve for use later in the year.
While they are great for drying, these moderately spicy peppers are best appreciated when eaten fresh, in a salad or on a burger.
Learn more about aji chili peppers.
Other Varieties Aji Chili Peppers
There are many different strains of Peruvian aji peppers, but here are links to some of the most popular:
- Aji Chili Peppers Main Page
- Aji Amarillo
- Lemon Drop
- Aji Fantasy
- Aji Limo
- Aji Pineapple
- Aji Panca
- Aji Cito
- Aji Habanero
Aji Pepper Recipes
Here are a number of recipes I have created that celebrate the heat and flavor of aji chili peppers.
Would these be good for a chili powder? Thanks.
Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness says
They sure would be, Benson. Something you'd never find anywhere else. Perhaps your own signature blend!