The Aji Lemon is a hot, citrus like-flavoured pepper which is a popular seasoning pepper in Peru, where it is known as Kellu Uchu. It is also known in the Anglophone world as 'Hot lemon' or 'Lemon Drop'. The bright yellow, crinkled, cone-shaped fruits are about 5cm long and 1.25cm wide and mature from green to yellow approximately 100 days after transplanting (Long season), they have fewer seeds than the average pepper, containing 15 seeds on average. The plant is vine like, typically reaching a height of about 90cm.
The Scoville heat unit for this variety is : 50 000 to 100 000 SHU
Important to Note.
Chilli peppers can be tricky to germinate and especially so with the rarer super hot varieties patience is needed as they can take up to 40 days to germinate in ideal conditions. We also recommend that a heat pad is used when germinating chillies of the Capsicum chinense species. All of our chillis are grown in isolation to avoid cross pollination. As chillis are rampant cross pollinators it is not uncommon for variances to appear in the fruit as chillis can cross pollinate with fruit from plants a few houses or kilometres away. The only way to ensure with 100% certainty that cross pollination does not occur is to use pollination bags on each flower when the plant starts to bud and before the flowers open.
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