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Lemon Drop Chili Pepper

Lemon Drop Chili Pepper

15,000-30,000 Scovilles.

This bright yellow, citrus-flavored chile is also known as Kellu Uchu in Peru, where it originated. The pods grow to 2-3 inches long and ½ inch wide with wrinkled skin. Its unique lemon taste has caught the attention of those who love the citrus flavor of habanero but just can’t quite handle the intense heat. The Lemon Drop is a fantastic substitute. Although the heat is intense, it does not linger. Instead, it leaves behind the nice, lemony flavor.

The Lemon Drop can be used in just about any type of dish, especially soups and stir-fries, or the chiles can be dried to grind into a hot powdered spice. They are not often found in stores, but may sometimes be found at farmer’s markets. Many people also grow them at home, often from seeds purchased on the internet.

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  • Comment Link Bev Carr July 23, 2017 posted by Bev Carr

    What type of grocery store might stock lemon drop peppers. Very interested but don't know where to search. Thanks for any ideas!

    REPLY: Bev, I find it best to order seeds or seedlings and grow them at home. -- Mike from Chili Pepper Madness.

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