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4 September 2015


Capsicum baccatum

The Aji Pineapple is a gorgeous yellow baccatum pepper with elongated fruits that average from 2-3 inches long. They begin green and ripen to the vibrant yellow that you see in the photos. Similar to other Aji peppers, which are typically bright and fruity, the Aji Pineapple runs around 20,000 Scoville Heat Units, so it is moderately hot.

I’m told this is a rare chili pepper, though that is a shame. It is a delicious pepper and works in many a dish. The plants are easy to grow and are very productive, at least from my personal experience.

They are so named because, true to form, they have a distinct pineapple taste. Very fruity. Perfect for a hot sauce.

Aji Pineapple Chili Pepper

My Personal Experience

I grew these plants in our garden and they were extremely productive. I had loads of the peppers and froze many for cooking throughout the year. They make for outstanding sauces, hot sauces, as well as chili powders by dehydrating them.

Highly recommended.

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 Pepper Recipes

Here are a number of recipes I have created that celebrate the heat and flavor of aji chili peppers.


  1. Welp I’m an idiot and thought I grew a bunch of shishito peppers that were just crazy hot for shishitos. After an initial harvest I decided to wait for them to change color and they all turned bright yellow, just like these, which would make sense since I planted these as well. Definitely going to try making the aji pineapple hot sauce!

    1. Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness

      Nice! They will make for an excellent sauce for sure!

  2. Chuck Kemzura

    I was told by the greenhouse that these were called lemon drop peppers. Anyway I recommend making a hot sauce using pineapple. I used crushed with the juice, garlic, onions, and vinegar and got great reviews from friends. It is very good with chicken dishes and especially WINGS!!!!

    1. Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness

      Sounds great, Chuck! Yep, I make a lot hot sauces with these as well. Check out the Hot Sauce Recipes section of the site. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. jeff palmer - from greenfield Wis

    Those peppers at least they look like them – I’ve grown and they were called lemon boys and they had a very distinct lemon taste ; like lemon zest.

    1. Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness

      Jeff, these are quite similar. There are other lemon flavored aji peppers as well.

  4. Rajesh and Angela, did any owner/person of this site ever answer you? I’d like to know the same thing. I was about to check around on this site for somecatalog of seeds or something that you would think this site would have. Sounds like I won’t have much luck.

    REPLY: There are a number of seed sellers that you can find online. I got mine this year from We do not sell seeds here. – Mike from Chili Pepper Madness.

  5. Hiya
    I really would like to get try some of the Ajis chillies or get some seeds to grow a plant
    Can you tell where I can get them from and a price ..they look wicked !

    1. Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness

      Rajesh, check out my Chili Pepper Seeds and Plants Resources Page for more info.

  6. Those are gorgeous, I bet they are delicious too, and I would imagine the compliment other peppers when making salsa and sauces! Where can I find

    1. Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness

      Angela, check out my Chili Pepper Seeds and Plants Resources Page for more info.

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