One of the most flavorful of the Andean peppers, bright yellow, crinkled, cone-shaped fruits are about 2½” long and 1/2" wide and mature from green to glossy bright yellow. Distinctive citrus flavor reminiscent of lemons and limes.
The Aji Límo belongs to the species Capsicum baccatum, which are first cousins to our common bell peppers. As a group, baccatums are noted for their distinctive flavors and tolerance of cold weather. This is one reason why they have become extremely popular in England, where cool nights can stunt the growth of many peppers.
LEMON DROP (Aji Limo)
SPECIES: C. baccatum
HEAT LEVEL: Medium
FRUIT COLOR: Lt Green > Yellow
ORIGIN: Lima district, Peru. Andes Mountains
SCOVILLE HU: 40,000