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Aji Amarillo Seeds

Aji Amarillo Seeds

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Aji Amarillo is the chile most frequently used in Peru and probably the most important ingredient in Peruvian cooking. Aji means chili pepper and amarillo means yellow in Spanish. This chile is found in the famous appetizer Papa a la Huancaína (Potatoes with Spicy Cheese Sauce), and in the classic dish Ají de Gallina (Peruvian Creamed Spicy Chicken). Its fruity mango-like taste is delicious with a nice tropical aroma.

The Capsicum baccatum species all have fuzzy leaves as a distinguishing characteristic, and this one is no different. The plant is lanky and very large 4' - 5' tall. It produces an abundance of 5-6” peppers that start off green and mature to deep yellowish-orange. It has a wonderful fruity flavor with intense heat. Capsicum baccatum (85 days)

Heat Level: Very Hot  Scoville 30,000 - 50,000

~ Packet contains 10 seeds. 

In early spring, start seeds indoors 8 weeks prior to warm nightly temperatures. Place the seeds in sterile media and cover 1/4” deep. Provide 85°F bottom heat, and bright light, and keep moist at all times. Seeds will germinate in 7 - 21 days. Transplant seedlings into pots and grow until there are 6 true leaves on the plant. Plant them directly into rich soil, 30” apart, or into large 5-gallon containers. Harvest chiles when they are yellowish-orange. 


All of our seeds are GMO-free.

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Lance
Good so far

Good germination (about 95%) and they seem to be doing well. They're starting to get their true leaves and growing on despite temperature swings. They've also been pretty hardy with being on a heat mat, cycling through dry to moist soil conditions. Thanks Sandia Seed Co

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John Mccabe

Have to grew them before I can give a review

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Juan
Peruvian seeds

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VincentF
Finally, prolific harvest!

See my original review on July 22. I am revising and increasing my rating. After my post, in early August here in the northeast, my Aji Amarillo plants exploded with fruit. Literally hundreds of peppers on 8 plants (fyi, plants grew to 7+ feet tall). It was indicated that this pepper plant takes a long time to mature and produce peppers, so I guess I wasn't patient enough. I'll start them a month earlier, cut back on nitrogen early, so that I might get some to actually ripen on the vine (almost all of them I harvested still green before frost). Delicious pepper and the perfect amount of heat.

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Bonnie cabrera
Aji amarillo and Tepin

Ordered these two seeds based on information I read. Aji Amarillo used in Peruvian cooking. Spicy hot but not killer hot with a hint of fruity flavour.
Found Tepin interesting and a challenge. Small almost peppercorn size with a punch eaten raw. Supposed to be hard to be grow.
Planted both seeds and both grew well. Took the Aji Amarillo indoors on a sunny window and left the Tepin in a green house 0C temperature zone 5.
Still have both plants growing on its second year.

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