Hot Pepper, Yellow Peruvian Chile
Capsicum baccatum 'Aji Yellow'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: baccatum (BAK-ah-tum) (Info)
Cultivar: Aji Yellow
Additional cultivar information:(aka Aji Amarillo, Aji Escabeche)
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Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):

Moderate (1,000 to 5,000 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:

Tapered

Fruit Size:

Small (under 2" in length)

Medium (4" to 6" in length)

Fruit Color:

Green changing to gold

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Unknown - Tell us

Usage:

Drying

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Days to Maturity:

Late (more than 80 days)

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Greenbrier, Arkansas

West Hills, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 19, 2010, bamabean from Birmingham, AL wrote:

Wonderful hot pepper. Very good production and a strong vine. I will plant this again.

Neutral

On Oct 14, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This South American pepper has shiny, greenish/yellow fruits that ripen to yellow/orange to red. Conical wrinkled fruits are dried and ground into powder for use in spicy sauces. Not as hot as the Habanero from the Yucatan. (90 day)