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Aji Amarillo – A Staple Peruvian Pepper Variety

The aji amarillo is considered a fundamental ingredient in Peruvian cooking. The large, orange chili peppers are an essential component of countless dishes, and are used to make the popular aji amarillo paste. This article is all about the aji amarillo. I’ll cover the origin of the variety, the plant characteristics, how to grow them …

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Aji Pineapple Peppers – A Productive and Tasty Chili

If you live in North America, you may have never tasted a pepper from the Capsicum baccatum species. There are countless varieties in the species, so where should you even start? Well, I think the aji pineapple makes for the perfect introduction to the baccatum species of peppers. The plants are super productive, the peppers …

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Sugar Rush Stripey Peppers – The Striped Baccatum

There are some amazing and strange pepper varieties out there. The 7 pot bubblegum has a ‘bleeding calyx,’ while the Farmer’s Market jalapeno is covered in corking. However, the Sugar Rush Stripey pepper may just be the most fascinating we have seen so far. We were lucky enough to get some seeds, and we planted …

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Brazilian Starfish Peppers – Beautiful and Sweet Ají

There is a rich diversity of pepper varieties. Sweet, spicy, large, small, wrinkly, smooth, the list of traits seems endless! Among the most beautiful is the Brazilian Starfish pepper. These peppers almost look like candy, and are an absolute joy to grow in the garden. If you’re looking for something special to add to your …

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Sugar Rush Peach Peppers – Everything About Them

The Sugar Rush Peach pepper was originally cultivated by Chris Fowler of Welsh Dragon Chilli. The Wales-based pepper grower considers the variety to be accidental. It was created through natural open pollination and has some amazing characteristics. Scoville Heat Units (SHU): 50,000 – 100,000Diameter: 0.5 – 1.5 inchesLength: 3 – 6 inchesColor: Light Orange/PeachSpecies: BaccatumBuy …

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