Aji Limo / Lemon Drop
Aji Limo – One of the most flavorful of the Andean peppers has survived from pre-Columbian times. Its distinctive citrus flavor and the bright yellow pods immediately bring to mind the crisp aromas of lemons and limes. This pepper is extremely spicy, but when it’s tempered by cooking in sweet-flavored salsas, the lemony taste is dynamite and it is truly citrusy. Raw and finely chopped this pepper adds flavor, color and heat to ceviches.
The prolific plants are also hard to kill, so they’re perfect for first time pepper growers!
It bears heavily, with dozens of small, waxy-skinned fruit that turn from light green to golden yellow at ripeness. This pepper has a long growing season and produces well into the cooler months. Small 24” plants and 2“ pods. Commonly known as Lemon Drop pepper. Capsicum baccatum (100 days)
Heat Level: Very Hot Scoville 15,000 – 30,000
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, bright light and keep moist at all times. Seeds will germinate in 7-14 days. Transplant seedlings into pots and grow until there are 6 true leaves on the plant. Plant the m directly into rich soil, 24” apart or into large 3 gallon containers. Harvest peppers when they are yellow.
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One of the most flavorful of the Andean peppers, with its distinctive citrus flavor and the bright yellow pods immediately brings to mind the crisp aromas of lemons and limes. This pepper is extremely spicy, but when it’s tempered by cooking in sweet-flavored salsas, the
Pepper Lemon Drop
Peruvian seasoning pepper. Bright yellow, long conical crinkly fruit with very few seeds and an intensely hot citrus flavour. Plants are 2′ high and equally wide with dozens of fruit. Very productive. 100 days from transplanting. Heat rating: 4
How to Grow Peppers from Seed
Growing Hot Peppers and Sweet Peppers is very similar to growing Tomatoes. Best results are often achieved by growing the crop indoors with heat although some varieties have been developed to produce reliable crops outside, even in the UK climate.
Both hot and sweet peppers can be harvested from green or left to ripen on the plant until they develop their mature colours of yellow, orange, red or purple. Once ripe, fruits can remain on plant in good condition until the temperatures begin to drop. A Hot Pepper’s heat usually intensifies with maturity.
Sow the seed from February to April, into compost, either in seed trays or growing cells, modules and cover with a light layer of compost. Germination takes around 28 days at 20-24oC or 68-75F
When seedlings have developed 4 leaves, transplant them into individual 3 inch pots and grow on slightly warmer.
Once the young pepper plants become pot bound transplant them into either 9 inch pots, Gro-bags or directly into a greenhouse border. Pinch out the growing points at 6 inches for bushier plants. Once in final pot size pepper plants may need staking for support.
Citrus lemon flavoured hot pepper from Peru. Incredibly hot heirloom sometimes called Hot Lemon Pepper. Ideal for a sunny patio or greenhouse.