Aji Rico Hybrid
50 days to green stage, 70 to 75 days to ripe red maturity. 2017 AAS Winner and the first early Aji pepper! Aji means ‘chili’ to South Americans and is unbeatable to balance a refreshing citrus flavor with a warm heat level. But most ajis mature too late to be feasible for many home gardeners. Not this new champion, our first pepper ever in the Capsicum baccatum family. Narrow, conical fruits measure 3 to 4-in. by 1½-in. and weigh about 1½-oz. Fruits are crisp and thin-walled, with a warm heat level and subtle citrus undertones. Perfect for fresh eating, when cooked or dried into a tasty paprika.