Collection: Capsicum Baccatum

"Aji" peppers, or those from the species Capsicum Baccatum, are historically indigenous to the rainforest and mountains of South America, now domesticated in Columbia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, and other south American countries. These plants have a distinctive "furry" appearance, and can grow to be quite bushy! Careful plant spacing is a must to avoid difficulties with harvest - we had some Aji plants invade neighboring rows at the farm in 2018, with one variety growing more than 8' wide. 

Aji peppers are very fruitful tasting, and an excellent addition to many dishes and sauces. Heat ranges from mild to hot, depending on variety. 

These have a *long* growing season with some varieties requiring 150+ days to reach maturity.
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